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Company Name in Profile Undisclosed Without Consent

Hi there, in "old SCN" I was able to mark my company's name as hidden for public. This was the default and most people left it like this. Now my company's name is shown without asking me for permission or without actively informing me about this. Or did I miss some reading?

There is no option to hide it again.

In my eyes doing this without consent is a data privacy breach.

What do you think?

Regards, Lutz

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    Oct 18, 2016 at 08:26 AM

    Hi All,

    I'd like to let you know that company and location information got hidden by default on your public profiles.

    You are still able to see the information in your own edit views and soon will be able to make it visible if you wish to do so.

    Best,

    Gabi

    UPDATE: The visibility setting for revealing/hiding the company and location information is available on People now.

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  • Oct 12, 2016 at 07:58 AM

    Hey Lutz,

    We are currently implementing the feature to hide company and location information. Should be available soon.

    Stay tuned :)

    Best,

    Gabi

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    • Legal and data protection specialist advisors are part of the process.

      I'm really sorry that your experience about this was negative.

      As we are working in an agile fashion, the design phase never ends and we are continuously improving the product week by week. And if we reach a limit of a certain functionality, like now, we'll find a way to rework and improve it.

      This might sound marketingish, but I do appreciate the feedback that we are getting from you and the other members of the Community to work with us on these products and point into the right direction.

      Thanks,
      Gabi

  • Oct 14, 2016 at 07:25 AM

    Data privacy is a very utmost requirement, which also we have reported via idea Place also, but it seems that these kind of action taking is taking too long time, when these privacy matter should be one of the utmost matters to consider.

    http://sap.userecho.com/topics/357-privacy-policy-if-i-google-my-name-i-come-here-where-more-information-is-disclosed-can-you-please/#comment-447

    Thanks,

    Kaushik

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  • Oct 19, 2016 at 07:00 PM

    Just a late add-on:

    I had noticed that "feature" a few days ago and asked about it on the particular SQL Anywhere forum (my predominent community), and a SAP employee helped me to find the solution, which apparently happened to be the fact that this bug had been fixed in the meantime. (I'm sure now based on this thread and Gabi's announcement.)

    As others here, I want to voice my opinion that "privacy" is not a feature to add-on after going public. It's simply a wrong order of priorities.

    This initial bug has really destroyed much of my confidence in this new space.

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  • Oct 13, 2016 at 09:53 PM
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    From my own perspective I don't see any reason how this violates any privacy aspects, etc. Admittedly, I'm not well versed in legal mumbo jumbo, or know much about the laws in various countries, but considering the level of private details that are shared in general with social media (sometimes with reckless behavior...), I think it is actually better to see more details in our people profile, but give people the option to categorize what is public, what is visible by Followed members, etc.

    Although the community is very business oriented we are all humans who work for ourselves or someone else, and should have a real avatar and not a gray silhouette (sorry Mike, Matthew), or kaleidoscope image (sorry Steffi). Is their any shame in knowing who we work for - I have an SAP icon next to my name, so you don't have to search for me on LinkedIn to know that, but I actually enjoying knowing more about the people who we interact with in the community. I actually was proud to share alternative photos in my old SCN profile with my wife and kids, and if memory serves me a whole lot of other details I left in a public view option.

    Without the avatar I would have not had the fortunate opportunity to so easily recognize and strike up a conversation with many fellow community members who I admire at TechEd Vegas only a few weeks ago. e.g. Jocelyn, Tammy, Oliver, Simon, Audrey, etc.

    #justsaying #my2cents

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    Oct 14, 2016 at 02:05 PM

    It's not just company name problem.

    How about email?

    I don't use email stored in my profile and it's not possible to change it.

    If anyone tries to contact me on that email, there will be no response.

    Who ever emails me on that email acc will be under impression that I don't answer to their emails.

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