An important boss in the company I work for has initiated a platform that allows any employee to submit questions to be answered in a periodical meeting which is broadcast to all employees.
This is done in an effort to allow issues to "bubble up".
The system is advertised as "anonymous" so that there is no pressure for an employee to ask about "sensitive" (e.g. issues that cannot be told to his/her boss). Of course, all questions are moderated, so that really bad ones are not ever read during the conference.
Although I have never heard of anyone having problems related to this platform, my concern is related to anonymity:
- posting from work machine - this is clearly traceable, since all traffic goes through a proxy
- posting from a personal device - should be anonymous, but there is a very small chance for someone to figure out the mapping between by work machine IP and other personal IPs (e.g. Gmail has an interface which displays IPs used to connect to the account).
- posting from a personal device using an open Wi-Fi network or a proxy - I cannot think of a way to have anonymity compromised.
Question: How to ensure reasonable anonymity when submitting information to a platform?
By reasonable, I assume there are no illegal postings (e.g. disclosing of critical information, threatening someone).