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    Hey guys any LinkedIn experts on here? (I know you shouldnt need to be an expert!)

    1st question is are contacts (network connections) stored locally or remotely/cloud. I fear I have royally screwed mine up and everything is gone. LinkedIn support are taking days and days to get back to me

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      They are stored in the cloud.
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      Quote Originally Posted by maffew View Post
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      Hey guys any LinkedIn experts on here? (I know you shouldnt need to be an expert!)

      1st question is are contacts (network connections) stored locally or remotely/cloud. I fear I have royally screwed mine up and everything is gone. LinkedIn support are taking days and days to get back to me
      All cloud / LinkedIn servers, nothing local.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Audax View Post
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      All cloud / LinkedIn servers, nothing local.
      Correct. You are not in control of your data!!
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      Correct. You are not in control of your data!!
      Actually, given the legal frameworks in place, you are. You just need to know what your rights are and how to exercise them. Data protection law is pretty robust, and it's due to get even stronger (in favour of the average Jo(e)) soon. GDPR law comes into force May next year.
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      Oh bugger
      I had to do a Windows 10 restore so have the Windows.old folder
      I synced an new device and everything vanished. I dont have a backup and LinkedIn arent helping at all. I read which seemed weird that passwords and emails are not uniquily paired. This bought my contacts back on the new smart phone but not my laptop which is where I need them primarily. So I did factory reset on the smart phone stupidly in hind site then they are gone from both devices. 300-400 business contacts seem to be untreavable now unless Linked in keep backups for a couple of weeks. I think I am ****ed though
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      I think you're barking up the wrong tree. You should be able to log in to your LinkedIn profile on any device in the world and you will have all of your contacts in there.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Audax View Post
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      Actually, given the legal frameworks in place, you are. You just need to know what your rights are and how to exercise them. Data protection law is pretty robust, and it's due to get even stronger (in favour of the average Jo(e)) soon. GDPR law comes into force May next year.
      theoretically you are in control but let's see how many firms are ready for/comply with GDPR.
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      Quote Originally Posted by timbha View Post
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      theoretically you are in control but let's see how many firms are ready for/comply with GDPR.
      Well they had better be. 2% of global revenue as a fine if they get breached and aren't compliant is an eye-opener

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      Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy Tim View Post
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      Well they had better be. 2% of global revenue as a fine if they get breached and aren't compliant is an eye-opener

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      I've heard that a number of large firms are considering submitting a declaration of non-compliance specifying why they will be non compliant from May and why the Regulator can be confident that the data is secure (even though there is no longer a requirement to hold it), eg de commissioning a legacy system to make the data inaccessible without actually deleting all the data, backed up data, etc. I'd like to see the Regulator try and impose the 2% fine - a nice little earner!!
      never forget what Stanley, Archer and Bellotti did - timbha (P)

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