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Brief: Microsoft + LinkedIn Will Upend IAM, Blur Lines For Employee Privacy

S&R Pros Must Strengthen Employee Privacy Oversight And Data Protection Practices

July 13, 2016

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Microsoft announced plans to acquire social networking site LinkedIn for $26.2 billion in cash, Microsoft's largest acquisition ever. This additional source of data can help to deliver stronger cloud security and identity and access management (IAM) benefits. However, this combination could come at the price of employee privacy. This brief analyzes the impact of this deal and offers initial guidance to S&R pros on managing potential security and privacy risks while capitalizing on its benefits.

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