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LinkedIn Learning Data Privacy Statement


Trinity College has allowed access to LinkedIn Learning via Single Sign-on, which is an identity management service that enables access to services that are provided by third parties for Trinity staff and students using their Trinity IT account credentials. Only on login to (LinkedIn Learning) does any data transfer from Trinity to Linkedin Learning.

Data Controller and Data Processor

Trinity College Dublin is the Data Controller of your personal data and your personal data will be shared with, and processed by, LinkedIn in order to provide you with the LinkedIn Learning service.

LinkedIn (Data Processor) processes your personal data on behalf of Trinity (Data Controller) for Trinity staff & students, in the following ways:

1. Trinity staff & students who logged into prior to 26th August 2019

For Trinity staff and students who used (predecessor service to LinkedIn Learning) their accounts have been migrated to LinkedIn Learning. LinkedIn only processes the data for the provision of LinkedIn Learning Services.

2. Trinity staff & students who log into LinkedIn Learning from 27th August 2019

Data will be processed only for Trinity users (Staff & Students) who login to LinkedIn Learning on release of this new service. Only on first login to is an "account" for a Trinity staff member or a student created with LinkedIn Learning. LinkedIn only processes the data for the provision of LinkedIn Learning Services.

For both scenarios Trinity have released to (predecessor service to LinkedIn Learning) or LinkedIn the following items of information for each Trinity staff & student member who is migrated or who first logs into LinkedIn Learning:

  • Email Address
  • Affiliation with Trinity – Staff or Student
  • First Name
  • Surname

There is specifically no connection between LinkedIn Learning and for Trinity staff or student data.

LinkedIn User Agreement and Data Privacy

The LinkedIn User Agreement is available at:

LinkedIn will collect and use the following details for the LinkedIn Learning service: Email Address; Affiliation with Trinity – Staff or Student; First Name; Surname; IP Address; Saved Courses; Skills Followed; Playlists; Learning History; Notes and Assessments. For Trinity staff with Administration permissions, it also includes Recommendation History and Usage Reporting.

Full information on LinkedIn’s Privacy Policy are contained at the following link:

If you have any concern about providing information to LinkedIn or having such information used in any manner permitted in this Privacy Policy, you should not visit or LinkedIn Learning ( websites, apps or otherwise use their services.

Data Security

LinkedIn Learning services require data to flow outside the EU. To help ensure an adequate level of protection for EU personal data when it is transferred outside the EU, as of July 18, 2017, LinkedIn certified to the US Department of Commerce its adherence to the EU-US Privacy Shield framework for the protection of LinkedIn’s customers' personal data. Further details are available at:

Additional security practices that LinkedIn follow for all their products is available at the following: &

Data Protection Rights

LinkedIn will store data as long as necessary for the duration of the contract to provide LinkedIn Learning services for Trinity College Dublin. At the end of the contract, LinkedIn will perform a one-time purge of the data.

You may also request access to, correction and deletion of your own personal data by contacting our Trinity Master Administrator for LinkedIn Learning (Trinity HR Learning and Organisational Development) who will then communicate the specific request to LinkedIn.