I guess i'm not following you, it seems the letter is designed to stop further damage to the company and protect it as an investment, it looks on the surface that its designed to put some fear into the employees and say either fess up and we promise not to do anything to you, but you'd have to be very gullible to fall for that one, or if we find out you are still hiding something we'll prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law.
Sending out a letter that says trust is a key factor, then fixing it so that its based on weeding out any leaks is a bit odd in itself, the company has every right to protect itself against leaks, however just having people sign something that says own up and get away scott free or else should be enough in itself, to set traps to catch people just doesn't seem that ethical, especially given that he didn't really think it out all that well, in theory its a simple enough idea, but what if someone had forwarded their copy only once or twice, and that was the one that was sent out, how would you clear your name against it ?
The people that own up to leaking information will automatically be mistrusted or treated differently, even though tesla claims that no further action will be taken, regardless of any of the reasoning behind it or whether or not the person leaking the leaking information should have something done against them.
The fact he sent the letter would show he didn't think the amensty and counter of punishment to the fullest extent of the law wasn't enough to stop the leaks, and it never is, journos are very effective at social engineering and are able to pull information even when the person is mostly unaware of whats actually happening, its not always down to malcontent or malice, sometimes just a mistake, however given the severity of whats happened with tesla in the press someone who's perhaps just made a silly mistake in gossip or such isn't going to feel too comfortable about stepping forward and saying they did it, especially given the current job market and that it may end up on their record, as well as they saw what happened to that other guy who was brought up in front of the company and his name is now spread across the web, any future employer will see that, and most everyone knows that now, granted he did something wrong, however as with things like this you rarely find out how severe the punishment is, its like being a sex offender, was it two kids involved in sending nude pics to each other via cellphone, or an adult raping a child, all you may know is the label put on them, not the situation behind it.
I just don't think it its a good move to promote trust and company orientated goals then be duplicitous about it, its very silicon valley though.
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