Seven Bullets

Emails Track J.P. Morgan Hire in China,” Wall Street Journal, February 7, 2015 A1. Emails about the hiring and retention of the son of China’s commerce minister, potentially in return for currying favor with his father, come up in FCPA investigation.

  • Emails last forever; watch what you write. Did JPM need to retain all these emails? Could they have disposed of all of them?

White House Role in Web Plan Probed,” Wall Street Journal, February 7, 2015 A4.  White House, FCC connection explored regarding the net neutrality move.

  • What is meant by “independent agency” in the US government governance context? Who controls, under what rules?  What’s the culture?

Tribunal Rebukes U.K. Over Spying,” Wall Street Journal, February 7, 2015 A7. Judicial panel says the UK’s “communication intelligence agency … violated the rights to privacy and freedom of expression” by not disclosing enough about what the agency does.

  • Is supervision of compliance/non-compliance the essence of governance?

Engine Error Seen in Data From Taipei Crash,” Wall Street Journal, February 7, 2015 A7. Flight data recorder shows fuel to engine turned off prior to crash.

  • One reason you collect information while it is happening is to figure out what went wrong.

NBC Opens Probe of Williams,” Wall Street Journal, February 7, 2015 B1. Internal investigation into the Iraq helicopter and Hurricane Katrina stories by one of the network’s most valuable assets.

  • How do you maintain your organization’s credibility when your star performer loses his? Is this part of your crisis management plan?

Push Against China Tech Rules,” Wall Street Journal, February 7, 2015 B4.  China wants insight into source code used by Oracle and IBM in their database services, used by financial firms in China.  Do you want the business so much you’ll give up control over your most precious secrets to a potential competitor?

  • Was this a predictable consequence of Edward Snowden’s disclosures?

Google Panel: Limit Right to Be Forgotten,” Wall Street Journal, February 7, 2015 B4. Google only removes data from European based domains, despite EU privacy ruling.

  • How far does the power of governance extend?  Beyond your national boundaries?


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