Tag: Policy at Scale

Policy at scale: Policy is relative

Telling stories is a dangerous thing in my line of work. But, work cannot get done without telling stories. On the one hand, you want the story to be accurate, but several really legitimate considerations mean that you can’t be so precise as to allow others to determine who is being referred to. If you… Read More

Policy at scale: What makes an actionable complaint?

Here’s something that you may not know about abuse desks: they’re busy. The further up the “food chain” that you get, the smaller the relative number of complaints that you’ll see, but almost any abuse desk is going to be dealing in at least several thousands of complaints per year. Dealing with complaints, then, is… Read More

Policy at scale: Figuring reputational damage

How important is policy? Policy not only reflects and is a product of reality. Policies are created as a reflection of what a company wants to do and how it will pursue its business. For some companies, that means “we will try to get away with doing no more than the law requires.” For others,… Read More

Policy at scale: It both is and is not about the customer

There’s an old quote sometimes (mis)attributed to Stalin: “The death of one man is a tragedy, the death of millions is a statistic” ​(Wikiquote contributors 2020)​. The same thing holds true when it comes to policy enforcement: A single customer can be watched carefully but hundreds or thousands of customers fall to statistics. Mass detection… Read More

Policy at scale: The purpose of a policy is protection

The purpose of a written policy is to protect the provider by protecting the customer. Stated policies — especially in written form — provide a baseline of expected behavior that other people on the Internet can look toward. So, customers, prospects, recipients, and other providers are able to see what standards apply to the use… Read More