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Who owns LinkedIn connections?

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HC Online | 25 Aug 2014, 11:14 AM Agree 0
If your employees build up LinkedIn connections with clients and then leave to work for a competitor, do those networks count as trade secrets?
  • Victoria Ipri | 26 Aug 2014, 02:38 AM Agree 0
    Interesting, Janie. LinkedIn's policies state that the member owns his/her profile and connections and yet, LinkedIn can temporarily or permanently suspend one's account, denying 100% access to this information. A sticky wicket, to be sure. Every member should be diligent about regularly exporting connections to a spreadsheet. Easy, and solves many potential problems
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