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Unformatted text preview: design of the system as a matter of company policy, perhaps she would have avoided this action and the subsequent problems and embarrassments which it created. If employees are unaware of controls, then the controls can only be corrective and not preventative in operation. As Mary's plight suggests, it is not clear that this type of company policy is ethically desirable. The risk is the feeling that if employees are aware of the operation of controls, then they might use this knowledge to circumvent these controls. The point is that one should address this question rather than ignore it completely....
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- Spring '08