PRSA had an op-ed published
Dec. 13, 2010, in AOL News
. Authored by PRSA Chair and CEO Gary McCormick, APR, Fellow PRSA
the opinion piece discusses how current and impending leaks
of confidential corporate information by WikiLeaks have placed a greater focus on proactive and transparent corporate reputation management.
Opinion: Corporate Secrecy, Meet WikiLeaks
By Gary McCormick
Published: Dec. 13, 2010
Much has been said about the impact WikiLeaks will have in reshaping how governments and corporations think about safeguarding information. But the simplest way to sum up global sentiment might be "shattering."
As in, shattering to the concept that information can remain secure or confidential. Shattering to whatever scrap of optimism we still held that nine years after the collapse of Enron, a summer removed from Toyota's folly
and just a few months past the disaster of the BP oil spill, corporate America had finally taken to heart what my colleagues in public relations have been telling it for years:
Transparency and full public disclosure from companies are a must.
Read the rest of the op-ed here.