LinkedIn, like most global internet companies, stores and uses personal data of our European Union members (and data of European Union residents provided to us by customers) in and outside of the European Union.

We have always been committed to compliance with legal standards intended to safeguard personal data that we store and use. So, when the Court of Justice of the European Union invalidated the previously-adopted “Safe Harbor” framework for storing and using personal data of European residents outside the European Union, we looked into a solution to facilitate compliance by LinkedIn and its customers like you (who provide us personal data of European Union residents in connection with your use of our services), while making things as easy as possible for you.

To this end, our offer to you is to sign the applicable Standard Contractual Clauses adopted by the EU Commission [fn 1], with no LinkedIn-favorable or other changes to the official text. The Standard Contractual Clauses [fn 2] are available for your signature below:

We very much appreciate your partnership in protecting the personal data of European residents in accordance with the Court's opinion.

Footnote 1: The Statement of the Article 29 Working Party dated October 16, 2015 notes that Standard Contractual Clauses can be used for cross-border transfers of personal data of residents of the European Union. 

Footnote 2: For clarity, these clauses between you and us cover the transfer of data you provide to us in connection with your use of our services. This data does not include the data provided by members directly to LinkedIn, which has already been covered pursuant to Standard Contractual Clauses between LinkedIn Ireland and LinkedIn Corporation.

Note: Our US or other non-EU customers may sometimes receive (as data importers) personal data of EU residents from their affiliated companies in the EU (as data exporters), and may then provide such data to us (as subprocessors) when using our services. We acknowledge and agree to fulfill the data protection obligations set forth in the Standard Contractual Clauses, as subprocessors pursuant to Clause 11 therein.