[Tagging] Tagging (or not) work from home businesses

Graeme Fitzpatrick graemefitz1 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 7 21:28:24 UTC 2018

On 7 February 2018 at 18:15, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> On 02/07/18 02:26, Graeme Fitzpatrick wrote:
> > I know we "tag what we can see" so if there's a sign there saying Bill
> > Jones Accountant, we should tag the premises as office=accountant, with
> > name, phone number & so on.
> Yes.
> > However, I've also seen mention that we shouldn't disclose personal
> > details, so /shouldn't/ say that Bill Jones lives at this address &
> > here's his phone number.
> Actually you wouldn't tag that at all. You would tag that this is where
> Bill Jones has his office, and what his office phone number is. You
> would not add "works_from_home=true" so you're not saying anything about
> where Bill Jones lives. People familiar with the area might infer that
> because it's a residential neighbourhood, it is likely that this is a
> work-from-home situation, but you don't say anything about that.
> Even in countries with data protection laws, individuals who solicit
> business through a sign out front can't at the same time request  privacy.
> Bye
> Frederik
> Thank you Frederik, that explains it perfectly!
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