Transparency

People don't really use health care price transparency tools

Few people take advantage of resources that allow them to research the prices of health care services from doctors and hospitals, according to a new …

Health Care

Supply-chain transparency

<i>By The Economist Intelligence Unit</i><p><b>Sandra MacQuillan, chief supply chain officer, Kimberly-Clark, discusses how supply-chain transparency can be an</b> …

Economics

10 Years of Data on Baseball Teams Shows When Pay Transparency Backfires

You’ve probably taken a guess as to how much money your coworkers and others make, compared with you. Evidence suggests you probably aren’t very accurate. In one PayScale survey of 71,000 people, for example, 64% of those paid the average market rate thought they were paid less than average. At the …

Management

Is Pay Transparency Right For Your Company? We Asked A Few That Tried It

Pay transparency isn’t that common, but with the fight for equal pay still raging, should it be?<p>When Berlin-based education startup CareerFoundry flattened its hierarchy last year, all the company’s managers lost their titles. At that point, cofounders Raffaela Rein and Martin Ramsin thought it …

Salaries & Wages

The Myth of Transparency You're Already Falling For

Transparency leads more than just great businesses--it leads to great people at the center of those businesses.<p>After a new business meeting with a team from a company I respect immensely, I debriefed my team, and our attention turned to one of the leaders in the room who was new to the company. I …

Leadership

Corporate Bonds Seen Hurt by Even Limited EU Transparency Rules - Bloomberg

Europe’s corporate bond market may have escaped the most onerous of new regulations, but dealers and investors say even limited transparency …

Business

Study: Marketers Say Lack of Data Transparency Stunts Programmatic Growth

The findings of a new survey on industry transparency suggest marketers are willing to increase digital media budgets if they can get more …

Advertising

The Future of Transparency: Power, Pitfalls and Promises

The Future of Transparency: Power, Pitfalls and Promises<p>Abstract<p>Abstract:<p>The growing attention to transparency is not an accidental and fashionable …

Johns Hopkins University

Is Library Instruction Worth the Investment?

This post and poster have been co-authored by my former colleague Anna Michelle Martinez-Montavon.<p>WAAL 2017 Best Poster Content, Professional Category<p>…

Librarianship

Who Has Your Back in Brazil? Second Annual Report Shows Telecom Privacy Slowly Improving

Today InternetLab, Brazil’s leading digital rights organization, released their 2017 report on local telecommunications companies, and how they treat …

Privacy

Transparency is the new black

Programmatic advertising, despite a drum beat of bad news around misplaced ads and fraud, continues to grow and play a larger role in the ad …

Advertising

Powerful algorithms need a new formula, not more transparency, to be kept in check

Algorithms today dictate our credit scores, our favorite music playlists, and, of course, what shows up in our social media feeds. So shouldn’t the public know what code and mathematical equations go into making them work?<p>“No,” says Microsoft. In a submission to a UK parliamentary inquiry into the …

University of Maryland

Should we compare pay slips? The inequality of earnings

The most open of folk, who spill saucy secrets about themselves, clam up when asked how much they earn. Revealing your salary, especially to colleagues, is taboo.<p>Conventional wisdom says that knowing fellow workers’ salaries sows discord. I know first-hand how explosive it can be to learn what …

Salaries & Wages

Mpirica raises $4.6 million for surgery quality transparency

Seattle-based healthcare quality transparency company <b>Mpirica</b> has raised $4.6 million in a round led by equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd. An …

Health Care

How ethical are fashion’s top brands?

To mark the start of Fashion Revolution Week, the action group releases their latest ranking<p>Today marks the beginning of Fashion Revolution Week, the global movement spearheaded by Fashion Revolution to make radical changes within the fashion industry. The week urges consumers to ask brands …

Brands

Luxury Brands Score Lowest in Report on Transparency

On the fourth anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse that claimed over 1,100 lives, a report on transparency by Fashion Revolution shows how little …

Marks & Spencer

My advice to Google and Facebook on brand safety

Columnist James Green calls on tech behemoths Facebook and Google to work together to allow for transparency that will help fight ad fraud and ensure …

Advertising

Embracing A More Open Approach Is Critical To Fostering Brand Safety

With last week’s projection by eMarketer that nearly 80% of all U.S. digital display dollars will transact programmatically this year still fresh,</i> …

Advertising

Fashion Revolution Week: Behind the scenes of a £2 trillion industry

The ethics of a £2 trillion fast and cheap fashion industry are under the spotlight this week as shoppers updating their spring wardrobes are being …

Lifestyle

Apparel brands need to be more transparent about where clothes come from

<b>A new report called 'Follow the Thread' assesses the willingness of 72 companies to publish important supply chain information.</b><p>Four years ago, when …

Sustainability

Ignore the hype - transparency is a non-issue

When programmatic came blazing onto the scene, it was hailed as a silver bullet – it would slash agency overheads, ensure clients cut-through to the …

Advertising

Trump tweets on transparency come back to bite him over White House visitor logs decision

Twitter users round on president's past criticism of Obama for failing to share information.<p>US President Donald Trump has been mocked on social media …

Donald Trump

CIA Director Mike Pompeo Calls Wikileaks A ‘Hostile Intelligence Service Abetted’ By Russia

On Thursday, CIA Chief Mike Pompeo delivered harsh words about Wikileaks that added more fuel to the existing timeline of Trump-Russia ties. This information arrives on the same day as a <i>Guardian</i> report that that alleges a few major things: (1) British spies were among the first in the intel …

Russia

A potential way to end Toronto bidding wars

New home buyer Marko Sijakovic and his fiancée had to contend with months of looking and 10 bidding wars before they were finally able to purchase …

Real Estate

Microsoft, McDonald's, IBM not signed up to government's tax transparency code

Microsoft, McDonald's and IBM are among dozens of multinational giants that have not signed up to the federal government's tax transparency measures …

Fraud

This Company Just Took Transparency To a Whole New Level (And It's Pretty Amazing)

By leveraging a platform and their own digital prowess, one Maryland company is aiming to shift culture toward total openness regarding professional communication and operations.<p>Even with a great culture, open door policies, "all hands" meetings, and constant weekly/monthly e-mail updates (CC'ing …

Digital Marketing

China orders greater govt transparency to support reform - Business

BEIJING - China's central government has issued a guideline on this year's government transparency work to support reform efforts.<p>The State Council …

China

New WikiLeaks CIA files reveal hacks for iPhones, Macs

The CIA started working to infect “factory fresh” iPhones right after they first hit the market, and has found ways to crack into other Apple …

Security

Twitter's tenth transparency report shows massive scale of fight against extremism

The latest in Twitter’s transparency briefs shows how much terrorism effects the flow of social media and what the company has been doing to help combat the threat on its popular platform.<p>Twitter released it’s tenth transparency report today, which covers the back half of 2016. The report includes …

Technology

WikiLeaks: The Real Cost of ‘Forced Transparency’

The war on secrecy keeps escalating. In the latest case, WikiLeaks claims to have uncovered documents--which it has labeled Vault 7--that show how …

News