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Has VW Put Its Transparency Efforts in Reverse?

In his blog, IIA President and CEO Richard Chambers, CIA, QIAL, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA, shares his personal reflections and insights on the internal audit profession. Here's an excerpt from his latest post:

When is an apology really an apology? When is contrition a reflection of true regret? When is a pledge for transparency more than just a hollow promise? These questions ran through my mind after learning of new Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller's media interview at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Mueller, who took over the troubled automaker shortly after VWs "dieselgate" scandal broke in September, has promised transparency and to "leave no stone unturned" in getting to the bottom of the scheme. Yet, there he was telling National Public Radio's Sonari Glinton that the scandal was a "technical" issue, despite earlier admissions that the automaker created sophisticated software designed to make its diesel vehicles appear to run cleaner in emissions tests than they do on the road.

Read the full blog post from IIA President and CEO Richard Chambers.