When Data is a Source of Wealth

Some of the most intriguing issues of corporate social responsibility which, moreover, implicate millions of lives are bound up in social media platforms.  These platforms have generated vast wealth in terms of share values and salaries paid to employees and yet, their business practices, not to say their services, are controversial with many.

Our colleague, Shirley Boyd, has keenly analyzed some less well-examined aspects of who should use what data derived from users of social platforms. You can read her commentary here.

Shirley is a retired VP and Associate General Counsel of Cargill and now teaches a class on ethics and legal compliance at the University of Minnesota.

We welcome Shirley to our community of those concerned for a moral capitalism.