๐Ÿ’ฌ GDPR Violation: ScribD acquires PII on 500M users in a deal with LinkedIn

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TL;DR:ย If you have a LinkedIn account, you were signed up to SlideShare automatically without your knowledge or consent. Your account including all your personal information will be sold to ScribD unless you opt-out now. See โ€œHow to Opt Outโ€ at the end of this article.

Somewhat inspired, I deleted my Slideshare account. Although I have issues with another company simply inheriting my data, I realised that I have not used the space for a few years and saw no reason to maintain a historical presence there.

With my focus on a ‘domain of my own’, I have downloaded all the presentations and am progressively going through my sites to replace any embeds.

via Doug Belshaw

One response on “๐Ÿ’ฌ GDPR Violation: ScribD acquires PII on 500M users in a deal with LinkedIn”

  1. Re: GDPR Violation: ScribD acquires PII on 500M users in a deal with LinkedInย byย Aaron DavisAaron Davis

    Somewhat inspired, I deleted my Slideshare account. Although I have issues with another company simply inheriting my data, I realised that I have not used the space for a few years and saw no reason to maintain a historical presence there. With my focus on a โ€˜domain of my ownโ€™, I have downloaded…

    Took me a while to delete my empty slideshare account, Finallyย change passwordย (did I have one?) and there is a link at the bottom. Needed to set a password via a link, logon with that and delete account. I also had a wee look at my linkedin settings, which was interesting. The tangled web of accounts and data we have on the internet is a mess. I think I may have another slideshare account from a long time ago.

    Aaron was replying toย GDPR Violation: ScribD acquires PII on 500M users in a deal with LinkedIn โ€“ The HFT Guy.

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