41. Privacy as a source of errors in management of risks
Research conducted in private can't be examined by outside auditors or receive external feedback. As a result, it can contain more errors than more open sources. Contrariwise, open source data might be of poor quality because more unskilled or stupid people have the opportunity to edit or contribute to it29. When disasters or catastrophes are kept secret, as may have been the case with early Soviet space missions, we lose valuable feedback that might be used to prevent future disasters.