DMA Impact on LinkedIn in Microsoft 365 profile card experiences

February 28, 2024
2 min read

As someone who frequently utilizes both LinkedIn and Microsoft 365, the recent announcement regarding the European Digital Markets Act (DMA) and its impact on profile card experiences caught my attention. Beginning March 2024, LinkedIn members within the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland will gain the ability to control the visibility of their profile data within Microsoft 365 profile card experiences.

This development underscores the importance of data privacy and regulatory compliance in today's interconnected digital landscape. With the DMA changes, LinkedIn users in affected regions will have the autonomy to decide whether their profile information integrates with Microsoft 365, aligning with broader efforts to empower individuals in managing their online presence.

For businesses operating within these jurisdictions, it's crucial to stay informed about these updates and prepare accordingly. Whether it's adjusting internal protocols or communicating with teams about the new LinkedIn visibility setting, proactive steps can mitigate any disruptions in accessing vital information.

As we move closer to March 2024, staying updated on LinkedIn's guidance and the DMA's implications will be essential for ensuring a seamless transition. By leveraging resources such as LinkedIn's help articles and understanding the process for admin consent, organizations can navigate this regulatory landscape with confidence.

Ultimately, while regulatory changes may introduce temporary adjustments, they also serve as catalysts for enhancing data protection and user control. As we embrace these changes, we reaffirm our commitment to upholding privacy standards while leveraging the benefits of digital integration.

Thx for reading.

Rene Vlieger

Rene Vlieger

As a Microsoft 365 consultant, Microsoft MVP and a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), I spend my days immersed in the world of cloud technology, assisting organizations on their transformative journey. My passion lies in enhancing productivity, fortifying governance, ensuring compliance, bolstering security measures, and fostering seamless adoption of new technologies.

In my role, I strive to be more than just a consultant; I aim to be a catalyst for organizational growth and evolution. By guiding businesses through logical steps, I help them ascend the maturity ladder, ensuring that every technological advancement is not just implemented but embraced wholeheartedly. But my commitment doesn't end there. I believe in the power of sharing knowledge, which is why I invest heavily in training sessions, workshops, and yes, even penning (or typing!) joint blogs. 

My Microsoft 365 knowledge includes Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive, Loop, Viva, Purview, Defender, Entra, Outlook, Whiteboard, Copilot, and Forms.