Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Accurate Record Keeping and Accountability

Accurate record keeping is a life or death reality for some. A young Iranian doctor refused to falsify the death certificates of Iranians suspected of being murdered by the regime. He felt obligated to tell his people that their fellow countrymen were being murdered or at least not go along with the government’s plan to cover up the death of so many who dared speak against the regime. The young doctor allegedly was murdered to silence his dissent. Are you kidding me. Records document all sorts of activities and when those activities make a government look bad, they may use all means necessary to silence the dissent.

On a related note, maybe laws like SOX, with all its blemishes, aren’t so bad if it makes business transparent and holds us accountable. Just a thought…