Category Archives: Theme Two: Governance

Recording

“Chiefs Receiver Tyreek Hill Faces Renewed Domestic-Abuse Probe After Disturbing Audio Recording,” The Wall Street Journal, April 27, 2019.  Troubling comment on recording.

Who recorded this conversation, and why didn’t the police and the prosecutors pay more attention to it?

Certainly, Information, but of what value, evidentiary or otherwise?  Are there rules against recording this? Is there a process (Governance) for the police to review such recordings?  And for the prosecutor to review it?  How should the team and the league react to unproven allegations?  Is this non-compliance with a league rule?

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Filed under Theme Four: Use, Theme One: Information, Theme Two: Governance

Allegations

“New York Archdiocese Releases List of Clergy Accused of Sex Abuse,” The Wall Street Journal, April 27, 2019.

What are the rules (and who makes and enforces them) that apply to the release of the names of people who are accused, but not convicted, of sex abuse?  Certainly, this is Information.  But what if the accusations are later disproven?  Is all Information equal?

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Filed under Theme One: Information, Theme Two: Governance

Don’t mess with Mother Nature

“Ford Discloses Justice Department Probe Into Vehicle Emission Certifications,” The Wall Street Journal, April 27, 2019.  Criminal investigation.

The government relies on industry to provide accurate (and truthful) information about their products’ performance in certain tests.  One or more members of the industry fakes information.  The government finds out.  Fines and criminal charges follow.  Rinse and repeat.

Information (test results); Compliance (cheating on tests); Governance (fines and other enforcement, investigations).

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

Misinformation

“U.S. Broadcaster Under Scrutiny for Disseminating Autocratic Propaganda,” The Wall Street Journal, April 26, 2019.  Is Radio Free Europe distributing misinformation and foreign propaganda?  US authorities investigate.

Who controls the information that Radio Free Europe broadcasts?    What does that say about our Governance/culture, where a broadcast to promote the virtues of a free press “spins” the news?

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Filed under Theme One: Information, Theme Two: Governance

Illegal information

“How Challenges Over Robert Kraft Spa Video May Hamper Prosecutors’ Case,” The Wall Street Journal, April 26, 2019. Were video recordings in a massage parlor illegally made or illegally leaked?

Can prosecutors use information (video) that was allegedly improperly obtained?

Questions about how the warrant was obtained and whether the representations to the court were accurate/truthful.  So, Governance (Constitution), Compliance (by the police), Information (video), and Use (non-use).

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

News alert – Facebook doesn’t protect users’ privacy

“Facebook Probe Found Major Shortcomings in Privacy Protection, Canada Privacy Watchdog Says,” The Wall Street Journal, April 26, 2019.  Facebook defends against efforts to force it to comply with Canadian law.

Information (user data); Governance (Canadian privacy law); Compliance (suit to force compliance).

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

Fake news

“A Small Town Takes a Stand: It Banned Gossip,” The Wall Street Journal, April 26, 2019. Philippine town sets a $10 fine for first offense.

Sounds like Information, Governance, and Compliance, all in one.  Balancing freedom of speech v. slander?

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