What the Hobby Lobby Case Means

It is possible that this decision will increase the freedoms that the companies involved sought to restrict by demanding their own religious freedom. Freedom is tricky that way. -Heather Bussing Photo: “All the contraceptive pills are gone…” by Surija ‘Sray’ is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Who Owns Data?

This is HRExaminer’s entire series on the concepts of ownership, data, and who owns data.

Social Media, Fear & Lawyers

Should your corporate social media policy be rewritten based on ‘results’ from a buzzworthy survey that’s based on a whopping 0.02% response rate?

Why I Killed My Linkedin Account

“I have read most social media terms of service and this is the most draconian indemnity clause I have seen.”

Who Owns Data 8: Trouble With Linkedin’s Lawsuit

Linkedin is trying to make money from public information by controlling how people use their site. Linkedin’s legal position has some problems.

Privacy Laws & Resources

Topics: Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Policies, Privacy, by Heather Bussing
John Sumser and I are teaching Social Media and Internet Law again this semester. And we’ve been looking at privacy rights. Here are some of the resources that we are using.

The Circle: Transparency as Prison

Topics: Big Data, Book Review, Futures, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Privacy, by Heather Bussing
Heather Bussing reviews the new book The Circle by Dave Eggers, a fictional tale about transparency gone wrong.

Facebook Terms of Service Translated

Facebook rolls out new code twice a day. There are hundreds of engineers working on thousands of changes every week. The legal stuff doesn’t change that often. But it’s still worth understanding. So here are some of the terms you should know about and what they mean.

Privacy is an App 2

Topics: Big Data, Data, Futures, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Privacy, by Heather Bussing
Privacy is not a legal issue anymore. It’s too late. Now privacy is a technical choice.

Data is Evidence

Legal Editor Heather Bussing catalogs the online sources where lawyers, employers and other agents are tracking your digital footprints.