I can't imagine a society without laws. There is no such thing in the modern world. But it is even harder to imagine a prosperous society without fair laws and trusted system.
This is how big organizations work as well. The HR are not your friends; they are here to protect the senior management and the company. So when you want to make a change or to report a problem, usually you will be the one to be blamed.
No wonder why most of the company's defects and problems are found by end users or fraudulence entities.
Can we change that and can we make a fair system where people will be truly encouraged to report misconducts?
This is something we still need to see. There are many examples of organizations that have an ethics department, just to be fired when they were doing too good job.
So next time when AI organization or big media site tells you they comply with ethical standards, first see who are the people who enforce those standards and you might be for a huge surprise.
The rule of law might be there, but the law might be not the fair law you and I expect to see.