I currently do work in creating reports using a business intelligence system. For years I've known it's common to include the name of the user who ran the report in the report, possibly the footer. Senior management suggests we don't do that in our new reporting system. I feel that it has ties to data tracking / auditing, but I'm looking for suggestions on where I can get specific references to such a practice.
I felt this might start in InfoSec META because it deals with data security, though not the technical aspects of such.
So where can I post this question as to "Why do we include the user name in reports?"
edit: Specifically then, I suppose I would want to ask "Why do we care to see who ran the report printed on the report in situations where IT can (eventually) find the information from logs?"
It is for example, listed as a "Best Practice" on Microsoft's Reporting and Monitoring Best Practices article for MMC (Reporting: Best Practices), though it applies more widely to Information Design.