Replied to GDPR Violation: ScribD acquires PII on 500M users in a deal with LinkedIn

TL;DR:Β 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 β€œHow to Opt Out” 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