Moving beyond the normal litigation, regulatory and compliance requirements that companies face, a new generation of internet-based activists are adding a new challenge.
Wikileaks related attacks on websites were only the start apparently. Julian Assange is on the cover of Forbes this week and the cover should be pretty haunting for anyone responsible for corporate information.
From the Forbes article you can find here:
“Early next year, Julian Assange says, a major American bank will suddenly find itself turned inside out. Tens of thousands of its internal documents will be exposed on Wikileaks.org with no polite requests for executives’ response or other forewarnings. The data dump will lay bare the finance firm’s secrets on the Web for every customer, every competitor, every regulator to examine and pass judgment on.”
What’s the answer? Not sure there is a right one, but the thought that corporations can ignore the content their employees are generating is clearly a bad idea.