Trust Digest 9 (June 22, 2013)
Forget ethics training: Focus on empathy
The sheer volume and diversity of recent scandals in the corporate world, various levels of government, and even the media, has been astounding. Even though initiatives to get tough on corporate malfeasance were introduced and promoted in the early 2000s, it seems the only lesson learned is how to shield bad deeds more effectively while keeping up the appearance of compliance.
Key Words: Corporate Malfeasance, Empathy, Moral Compass
Trust Issues: Ethics, Integrity
Most in US distrust newspapers, TV reports: Gallup poll
A new nationwide opinion poll indicates that over 77 percent of people in the United States do not trust mainstream newspapers and television reports.
Key Word: Mainstream Media
Trust Issues: Integrity, Ethics, Responsibility
The Transparency Prism
In the media frenzy that followed the revelation by the Guardian newspaper that the NSA was routinely spying on the US and other citizens, a very significant op-ed was published by the same British and global paper. The Chinese artist Ai Weiwei argued that "The US is behaving like China."
Key Words: Transparency, Whistleblowers, Naked Ape
Trust Issues: Transparency, Integrity, Ethics
Greater Transparency on NSA Surveillance a Good Start
The constant dribble of information indicating a large-scale, NSA-driven data mining program has sparked intense domestic and international debate. Whatever the actual specifics, the controversy itself threatens to undermine netizens' confidence in the integrity of their online communications and trust in our government. However, as any savvy politician knows, a good crisis is not something that should go to waste.
Key Words: NSA, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
Trust Issues: Communication, Transparency