In one of China’s industrial giants, private security organization applies Gestapo tactics in furtherance of their client’s policy. Incidents like this discredit an organization’s reputation and create unnecessary subterfuge. The matter would undoubtedly create considerable backlash for Foxconn’s clients. It also highlights an important oversight regarding policy statements. It’s ok to have global policy statements just as long as we provide clear guidelines on how they should be executed. This is especially important if the operation is located in a country with sketchy human rights past. One thing is clear for me, ambiguous protection policy without the human rights counterweight is just throwing out the baby with the bath water.
IPhone Maker in China Is Under Fire After a Suicide
By DAVID BARBOZA Published: July 27, 2009
A 25-year-old worker in China jumped from an apartment building after being accused of stealing an iPhone prototype.