Ownership of LinkedIn Contacts

Posted in : How Do I Handle It ROI on 31 July 2015
Jennifer Cashman
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One of our key employees has handed in her notice. She has made a huge amount of contacts on LinkedIn during her time with the company and we do not want her to bring that information with her to her new employer, who competes with our business. How do we handle it?

Jennifer Cashman writes:

The question of ownership of LinkedIn contacts is determined by many factors, to include the following:

* Are there contractual clauses or a Social Media Policy in being?

* Who created the account containing the contacts and why was the account created?

* Was the account created prior to or during employment?

* Has the employee included the employer logo/brand in the account?

* Are the contacts primarily

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