Hm.. in my experience, legal departments focus above all on managing risk on behalf of their clients and using the legal system to the maximal benefit of the organization of which they are a part. In my view, putting Transparency in Legal is a recipe for minimal disclosure, not maximal. The Transparency officer should be C level and advocate for maximal disclosure. I reckon they would often be opposed by Legal.
On Sat, Mar 12, 2016 at 10:07 PM, Risker <risker...@gmail.com> wrote: > On 12 March 2016 at 22:02, SarahSV <sarahsv.w...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > On Sat, Mar 12, 2016 at 7:09 PM, Andreas Kolbe <jayen...@gmail.com> > wrote: > > > > > > > > This seems to be a recurring (and daunting) pattern. People call for > > > transparency about a particular issue. Eventually, someone in a > > leadership > > > position responds that yes, demands for transparency about this issue > are > > > quite reasonable, and in fact more transparency would be absolutely > > > desirable. > > > > > > At this point, people relax, feeling they have been heard. The > clamouring > > > crowd disperses. But in fact, nothing happens, and the same questions > > arise > > > again some weeks, months, years down the line. > > > > > > It would be wonderful if we had a dedicated transparency officer > within > > the community engagement department. Perhaps we could open a page on meta > > listing transparency requests. > > > > > > Why would this be within the community engagement department? I'm not > saying you're wrong, but I'm not actually seeing any logical explanation > for it being a CE issue. It seems more a legal issue (in respect of > board/executive transparency) or human resources issue (in respect of > NDAs). It's pretty obvious from what has bubbled to the surface over the > last few months that transparency was NOT just an issue from the community > perspective. Perhaps a transparency officer in Legal might make sense. > > Risker/Anne > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>