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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Filed under Theme Five: Security, Theme One: Information, Theme Two: Governance

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