LinkedIn told to respect tracking opt-outs in Germany

31/10/2023 | VZBV

A German Regional Court has instructed LinkedIn that it can no longer say on its website that it does not respond to "do-not-track" signals. The court reached this decision following a lawsuit filed by the Federal Association of Consumer Organizations (VZBV). Additionally, the court has ordered LinkedIn not to set a default that would make the member's profile visible on other websites and applications. In a statement, Rosemarie Rodden, legal officer at VZBV, said, "Website operators must respect this signal" when users activate the "Do Not Track" feature of their browser.

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