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We note that:

1 Owners are spending tens of millions of hours annually on an unpaid basis to create, promote, shape and manage their community groups on LinkedIn.
2 This provision of free time has resulted in millions of members joining LinkedIn and represents a massive financial benefit to the private shareholders of LinkedIn Corporation.
3 The vast majority of the owners of the largest communities have owned those communities since groups were first launched in September 2008. At that stage, all owners were given two critical access rights: the right to view and export the emails of all their members; and the right to search and view a complete member directory at no cost.
4 LinkedIn Corporation has now withdrawn each of those access rights, most recently by preventing community owners from viewing the email addresses of those requesting to join their groups.
5 Checking email addresses is a fundamental step in the application process for tens of thousands of professional bodies, alumni networks and others with restricted membership.

We believe that, had community owners been aware that LinkedIn Corporation would unilaterally withdraw these access rights without consultation, few of them would have devoted as much time to managing their communities or encouraged as many of their contacts to join those communities.

We therefore urge LinkedIn Corporation to resume the display of new member email addresses to those group owners that are willing to commit formally that they will respect the privacy of the members of their own communities.

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  • 11 November 2015298. John T
    Name of largest owned LinkedIn group Ethnography Forum No of members of this group 1,200+ This change impacts my ability to effectively run a quality group, and to make the LinkedIn experience rewarding and more personal for others in the field of Ethnog
  • 05 November 2015297. De H
    Name of largest owned LinkedIn group TU/e Alumni Network No of members of this group 7000 as a manager of a group it is absolutely neccessary to be able to contact the persons who want to join the group
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    Name of largest owned LinkedIn group Green Marketing No of members of this group 2097 thank you for creating this petition. Group managers do a great job moderating groups; their ability to do so, and maintain the integrity and quality of groups just got
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    Name of largest owned LinkedIn group Tellabs Alumni No of members of this group 1500+ I am not real happy with linkedin on this subject. Luckily, I have a seprate database with all of the group memebrs addresses.
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    Name of largest owned LinkedIn group Austin High-Tech No of members of this group 12,975 LinkedIn cares nothing for the people who freely give of their time to make LinkedIn the most useful.
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    Name of largest owned LinkedIn group Open University Business School Alumni Network No of members of this group 4600 Please don't make management of my group more difficult or time consuming, or I simply won't be able to manage to the same standards as c
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    Name of largest owned LinkedIn group Public Relations Professionals No of members of this group 16,295 Eliminating emails defeats the purpose of only connecting to people you know, or have a business interested to connect with outside of LinkedIn. Linked
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    Name of largest owned LinkedIn group Retail Banking Network No of members of this group 11,000 I maintain tight moderation, limit adverts, and regularly survey members on what they want from the group. They want newsletters and industry content. I try to
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    Name of largest owned LinkedIn group International Network of Social-Eco Entrepreneurs No of members of this group 6965 I created the INSE Group on 26/09/2007
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