“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?
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.
“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?
“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?
“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).
“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?
“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).
“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).
“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?
“Scientists Use Artificial Intelligence to Turn Brain Signals Into Speech,” The Wall Street Journal, April 25, 2019. Translating brain signals into speech.
Interesting use of Information (brain signals).
Bet you can think of some interesting implications. Lie detectors? Foreign language learning?