LinkedIn Accused of Processing EU Email Address with Permission

Social media network LinkedIn processed the email addresses of 18 million non-members and targeted them with advertising on Facebook without permission, an audit by the Data Protection Commissioner has found. The Data Protection Commissioner conducted an audit of the multinational LinkedIn Ireland, home to the company’s EU headquarters, after it became concerned with “systemic” issues in relation to how the company was processing the personal data of people who were not members of the network.