Jochen Mai and Klaus Eck, for example, raised the question of how Company can react to the illogy of employees.
Next to that is another question - and that does not just apply to Wikileaks: who takes responsibility when something goes wrong?
War for wiki leaks
This week, this 45-minute discussion "world power WikiLeaks? War in the Net ", which is now also available at vimeo (see video above). Yesterday at the Humboldt University in Berlin the SPIEGEL-Forum with the topic "Public Enemy Wikileaks - How Julian Assange challenges politics and media", which Markus Beckedahl accompanied live-blogging.
The computer scientist Daniel Domscheidt-Berg, who helped build Wikileaks and then left, will bring his revelation book this week Inside WikiLeaks: My time on the most dangerous website in the world , which Spiegel Online has extensively criticized.
On Tuesday I have Domscheidt mountain experienced personally at an event organized by the Heinrich Boell Foundation, In addition to the linked text, there is also a recording of the event at You Tube.
Openleaks: mailbox concept without responsibility
Domscheidt-Bergs concept for the new leaking platform Openleaks, which he wants to offer in the near future, I found it inconclusive: Because unlike Wikileaks on Openleaks never even a leak will be published.
Rather, the whistleblower can decide for himself which of the editors, organization or person affiliated with Openleaks should be leaked the material. The responsibility for editing and publishing lies entirely with the editors - and thus the legal consequences have to be borne by them.
One is the stupid!
Openleaks, on the other hand, is completely out of responsibility - pointing out that one person alone can not decide where personal rights would be violated and what information will be published - and which not. That's true on the one hand, on the other hand, but on the other hand, a little cowardly and comfortable.
The fierce discussions which then came to exactly this point shows how explosive the question of the person responsible for such a topic is. Or exaggeratedly said: no one wants it to have been in the end. But, and that's the problem with the whole thing: One has to take over the unsightly task.
A size smaller
By the way, the whole is also a few numbers smaller: The employer evaluation platform kununu is ultimately nothing more than a small Whistelblower platform: for if employers are judged objectively and differentiated, the employees do nothing but disclose business secrets.
One difference might be that the statements of the employees are not documented here by documents. That's exactly the point of criticism often practiced on kununu, that in principle anyone can practice revenge on their boss, without that being able to be checked - even if kununu promises controls.
Whistelblowing for openness and transparency
In doing so, I find the idea that employees can openly say what they think about their employer (which is seldom enough anyway!) Really good. Yesterday I wrote that and I think it's good that employees in spe also have such insight into potential companies as well.
Sure, there is a risk of wild company basing, the fake positve (by the company itself) as negative (eg from the competition) reviews, because you just can not even check whether an employee really works there. But there is also really a chance for more transparency and openness, to which companies are forced.
However, and there you are back soon at Wikileaks, of course, the anonymity in such rating platforms is a big sticking point: Although kununu guaranteed full anonymity, but still wants the eMailAddress. The participation in kununu is absolutely anonymous and the protection of your data is one of our highest principles! All reviews appear only with a date on. The registration data serve only the prevention of misuse or the (voluntarily chosen) sending of a newsletter as well as the access to the own evaluation portal. When I look at what's going on at Wikileaks and Openleaks to give users full anonymity without traceability, I'm a little scared - and I'm not really a privacy fanatic. I'm just thinking of how easy Stefan Niggemeier was to identify Konstantin Neven Dumont as an anonymous commentator.
In view of this, the protection that kununu offers its users seems a bit poor. Surely it's not as bad as venting your anger on Facebook or Twitter - but .... Maybe somebody might enlighten me about the anonymity and the privacy really?
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