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Company May Have Breached Law

PRIVACY LAW—THE NETHERLANDS

August 10, 2011

A recent change to its privacy settings may mean that a social networking site has breached Dutch privacy law, Radio Netherlands Worldwide reports. LinkedIn should have asked users for explicit consent before using their profile pictures for advertising material, the Dutch Data Protection Authority (CPB) says, adding that default settings on social networking sites should be privacy-friendly and opt-in. The CPB statement is in concert with a recent Article 29 Working Party clarification on consent requirements.    
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