Government controls

“Elon Musk: Judge Approves Deal Spelling Out Oversight of Tesla CEO’s Tweets,” The Wall Street Journal, May 1, 2019.  After a long-running feud with the SEC, Tesla now has agreed to control it’s CEO’s tweets.

Interesting interplay of old rules (First Amendment, Securities Exchange Act, etc.) and new technologies (Twitter).

Governance and Information and Compliance.

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Incidental taking

NSA doesn’t collect information on US citizens, right?

“NSA Reports 75% Increase in Unmasking U.S. Identities Under Foreign Surveillance Law in 2018,” The Wall Street Journal, May 1, 2019.  Nearly 17,000 US persons (citizens and companies) had their data intercepted AND their identities disclosed last year.

How secure are your communications?  Are you communicating with someone who’s communications are being monitored?  How do you know?

How do you protect your information?  Is there privacy in the US?

Governance (the warrant requirement in the Constitution). Information. Security. Privacy.  I guess it’s about time to add Privacy to the list.

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Weakest link

Who do you share information with?  Do they protect it as well as you would?

“U.S. Would Rethink Intelligence Ties if Allies Use Huawei Technology,” The Wall Street Journal, April 30, 2019.  US says it may not share intelligence data with countries who use equipment that the US deems insecure.

How do you deal with your business partners?

Governance.  Security. Information.  I figure so much of Information Governance relates to Security, it needed its own theme.

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Do you know where your children are?

“Parents Can’t Monitor Autistic Son with GPS Tracker at School, Nevada Ruling Says,” The Wall Street Journal, April 29, 2019.  School rules that autistic student can’t wear a tracking device capable of recording conversations.  This was after a teacher was arrested for beating him.

One can understand why the school doesn’t want parents to be able to listen in to what goes on at school.  One can understand why a child’s parents might want to.  But do other students have a right, enforceable by the school, not to be recorded?  Couldn’t the school video-record the activity in a classroom, for educational or security reasons?

Governance. Information.

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Non-disclosure

If you have information, do you need to share it?

“Boeing Didn’t Advise Airlines, FAA That It Shut Off Warning System,” The Wall Street Journal, April 29, 2019.  Boeing failed to advise that it had disconnected a safety warning in its 737 MAX jets.

When do you have a duty to tell your customers something?

Governance and Information.  And certainly non-Use.

 

 

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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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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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