Data sharing settings set to private and share data with peers | CRM FAQs

Why are some users able to see their peers' data even though Data Sharing Settings is set as Private?

This is because the Share Data with Peers option is enabled for those users' role. The Share Data with Peers permission always takes precedence over data sharing rules. 
Tip: To prevent your data from being compromised, the best practice is to prepare a list of roles and the users in those roles and define the data that they need to access.

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