US 9,811,807 B2
Sharing recruiting data across business units of an organization
Prasad Kamalakar Gune, Fremont, CA (US); Annabel Fang Liu, Los Altos, CA (US); Pierre Yannick Monestie, Half Moon Bay, CA (US); and Lei Ni, Belmont, CA (US)
Assigned to LinkedIn Corporation, Sunnyvale, CA (US)
Filed by LinkedIn Corporation, Mountain View, CA (US)
Filed on Nov. 21, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/550,736.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/972,957, filed on Mar. 31, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2015/0278766 A1, Oct. 1, 2015
Int. Cl. H04L 29/06 (2006.01); G06Q 10/10 (2012.01); G06Q 50/00 (2012.01); G06F 7/04 (2006.01); G06F 15/16 (2006.01); G06F 17/30 (2006.01)
CPC G06Q 10/1053 (2013.01) [G06Q 50/01 (2013.01)] 17 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method comprising:
determining that a first business unit has a first contract with a social-networking system, the first contract allowing a first entity to use a first set of resources of the social-networking system to manage a first set of profiles, the first entity being associated with the first business unit;
determining that a second business unit has a second contract with the social-networking system, the second contract allowing the second entity to use a second set of resources of the social-networking system to manage a second set of profiles, the second entity being associated with the second business unit;
determining that the first entity used the first set of resources to create a private data item and to associate the private data item with a profile of the first set of profiles;
determining that the profile of the first set of profiles and a profile of the second set of profiles correspond to the same person based on a matching of the private data item with an additional private data item, the second entity having used the second set of resources to create the additional private data item and associate the additional private data item with the profile of the second set of profiles; and
providing the second entity with access to the private data item without providing the second entity with control of the first set of resources.