“Your privacy comes first in all of these updates,” she said. “We now meet the high standard for data privacy introduced by the new European data protection law known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which goes into effect later in May.”
For instance, new settings give users more control over ads they see and greater transparency about the data shared with advertisers. And if a member is being paid to share or endorse a product or service, they will be required need to disclose that they’re being paid for opinions or actions.
LinkedIn is also taking on trolling with refreshed community policies. “Built from our well-established community guidelines, these policies encourage discussions that can help our members be more productive and successful, and outline what activity may be stopped by LinkedIn,” said Harrington. “For example, harassment and hate speech are not welcome on our platform and could result in permanent restriction from LinkedIn.”