Elaine Edwards reports:
The Data Protection Commissioner is investigating a complaint that an employee of online networking company LinkedIn allegedly accessed personal details of one of its customers to further an issue he had with the firm where she worked. The complaint was made by a senior employee of a telecommunications company, who received a private message on her LinkedIn account from a person working in the social network company, seeking her help with a problem with his contract.
He had no professional or personal connection with the woman and he was not in her network of online contacts.
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