. And no law is forcing Steve Jobs to expose his medical history, nor does any corporation or individual have the power to legally force him to release this information. Apple cannot cite stock price losses as damages. They are also not required to present his health information to any outside entity, in accordance with his legal rights to protect that information. But I don't see where they are. He's reacting to negative articles and political developments both inside and outside his company, and his legal rights have nothing to do with these things.
Actually, I thought the entire point of this discussion *was* whether or not Jobs had the legal obligation to disclose his health.
If the law says that you must disclose all relevant information to the performance of the company, and Jobs's health has a drastic effect on his performance, one could make the legal case that Jobs must therefore - according to the law - disclose his health.
IANAL, and I barely RTFA, but that's what I gathered the discussion was about. But beyond that, your point is valid - a right doesn't prevent negative repercussions from happening to you.