What level of access do engineers at Linkedin have to user data?



May 14 15 Comments

I was curious internally, what’re the policies for looking at user data? eg can engineers see who searched them on LinkedIn? Can they read messages? How is the policy enforced?

I know google/fb have very strong no tolerance policies. Wanted to know how it is different at different companies.


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TOP 15 Comments
  • LinkedIn Cjqc41
    “fb has strong no tolerance policy” ok that’s funny
    May 14 1
    • New bzRF81
      Going by OP's username, pretty sure this post is a homework to answer one of the several investigations into FB's privacy practices...

      OP Manager was like "I mean how do others even do it"

      And OP like "I'll check and get back to you on that one"

      And here we are....
      May 14
  • LinkedIn codejunky
    FB and user privacy shouldn’t even be in the same sentence or even paragraph
    May 14 0
  • Oracle / Eng aham
    Your password, no need to decode too!
    May 14 0
  • New


    Tc = broke. Education: the Derek Zoolander school for kids who can’t read and want to do other stuff good too
    I am really curious what the definition of a strong no tolerance policy means at fb.
    May 14 5
    • It means you cannot access customer data without authorization and access is logged.
      May 15
    • Uber fjfh
      It means exactly that. FB does not tolerate user privacy. Your privacy belongs to FB
      May 15
    • In all seriousness, don't Uber devs have access to customer data? This was the focus of the "god view" and celebrity stalking debacles wasn't it?
      May 15
    • Uber fjfh
      Not anymore I can't even look up my own data.
      May 15
    • Cool, thanks for sharing.
      May 15
  • LinkedIn / Product gassoup
    We have two data warehouses, one anonymized for metrics, the other one with real customer data (on the b2b side) that requires authorization to access. Everything is logged. On the consumer side I'm not too sure but I assume it's about the same, we're operating like we were an European business so gdpr is enforced across-the-board
    May 15 1
    • LinkedIn flurple
      Same in consumer, you need to get manual human review by security team to access any non-anonymized data.
      May 15
  • Uber fjfh
    So in addition to poking at FB user privacy, now FB wants to harvest LinkedIn data too?
    May 15 0
  • 🍿🥤
    May 14 0
  • eBay hdijdm12
    In eBay, we cannot look up our own data. We can be fired for it.
    May 15 0