“Ethics cannot be taught in a business school. It has to be a part of the DNA.”
The above quote came from David Wilson, president and CEO of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), the organization that owns and administers the GMAT exam that is used globally for entry into graduate business schools. (Disclosure: I’m the CPO of this organization).
Now, let’s take the statement above and exchange the word ‘ethics’ for ‘privacy’, so it now reads ‘Privacy cannot be taught in a business. It has to be part of your organization’s DNA (OK, I tweaked it a bit to make my point). How much time, effort and resources do we all spend on staff training, and yet, we still see many of the same mistakes get repeated.