Who Owns Data 5: Privacy

“The right not to have your private life made public if it would be highly offensive or if there is no legitimate public concern. This is the fundamental basis of informational privacy.” – Heather Bussing
 

Who Owns Data 4: Ownership Interests

When someone gives you something, you don’t have to give anything back. It’s a present. And the person who gave it has no legal right to get it back. Gifts are irrevocable. Then, the person who received the gift has an absolute right to do whatever she wants with it, including giving it away, selling it, destroying it or shoving it back in the box and putting it the garage.
 

Social Media’s Real Legal Issues

When companies adopt social media, they are usually concerned about people saying bad things about them. Their first instinct is to issue a policy that dictates what people can and cannot say.
 

Unintended Employees

Topics: Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Policies, by Heather Bussing
To show that someone is an independent contractor, you generally have to give independent contractors discretion over how they perform their work; they tend to use their own equipment, tools and resources; and they usually work by the project instead of for an indefinite period.