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The Engineer's Dilemma Resurfaces in Volkswagen's Emissions Scandal: Codes of ethics abound. Does groupthink o..

The Engineer's Dilemma Resurfaces in Volkswagen's Emissions Scandal: Codes of ethics abound. Does groupthink o..

Late last year, I spent an afternoon taking IEEE’s online training in compliance and ethics, a program designed to make sure its staff and volunteers understand the laws, regulations, and policies that govern the organization in its operations around the world. The classes cover rules against bribery, how to recognize conflicts of interest, what constitutes data privacy and security, and employee law in the workplace. I was impressed by the number and variety of issues surveyed. Since the 1970s or so , codes of conduct, ethics, and compliance have flourished in corporations and organizations around the globe. Volkswagen , maker of “the people’s car”—and of the people’s latest diesel-emissions scandal —has a robust code of conduct [pdf]. It also has a dedicated compliance ombudsman system that allows employees to report wrongdoing anonymously. So what went wrong? The automo...

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