Taint

“U.S. Authorities Unveil Sweeping Set of Charges Against China’s Huawei,” The Wall Street Journal, January 29, 2019.  “Federal prosecutors accused Huawei of violating U.S. sanctions on Iran and of stealing trade secrets from a U.S. business partner, portraying the company as a serial violator of U.S. laws and global business practices.”

Perhaps (!) linked to upcoming trade talks, this is still a strong Governance, Compliance, and Information piece.  Compliance issues on both non-information items (sanctions) and information items (theft of trade secrets), and even the sanctions piece has an information element, as the company is accused of lying to banks about its Iran business.

Politics seems to be an element of both Governance and Compliance (enforcement) here.  Is it always?  While one may be less troubled by a sniff of politics in Governance, doesn’t politics taint Compliance?

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Filed under Theme One: Information, Theme Three: Compliance, Theme Two: Governance

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