Giving it all away on LinkedIn
If we were ever to meet at an event, in a networking meeting, a conference or in a coffee shop would you give me all of your client’s details and/or a full set of your personal information?
Of course you wouldn’t! That would be commercial suicide and personal data protection would go out the window! So why do you do it every time you connect with someone you don’t really know? Or worse still when you connect with a competitor?
Every level one connection, i.e. those you have invited to join you or have accepted invitations from can see your personal details on LinkedIn (address, telephone, birthday etcetera) and if they wanted to all your connections – so next time you get an invite from someone you don’t know – pause, remember this post and perhaps think before you click.