All whistleblowing articles

  • Blog

    Survey: Office culture still a major barrier to whistleblowing


    Whistleblowing is becoming a more standardized practice in workplaces around the world, but workplace culture is still deterring large numbers of employees from engaging in the practice, new research by law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has revealed.

  • Blog

    Should data thieves be compensated?


    Under what circumstances should you reward a data thief who exposes criminal activity? Tom Fox looks at the case of Hervé Falciani, who was employed at the bank HSBC and stole the list of persons who banked there, including those who did so to engage in tax evasion.

  • Blog

    Jumping on the VW Amnesty Microbus


    Image: Last week Volkswagen offered amnesty to employees who admit any role they played in the emissions-testing scandal currently wracking the company—no doubt drawing upon the success Siemens had when it made a similar offer to employees during a 2006 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation. Opinions differ on the move, ...

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    U.K. FCA: Senior Managers To Be ‘Whistleblower Champions’


    Image: The U.K. Financial Conduct Authority is calling on senior managers to serve as “Whistleblower Champions” and to play a lead role in protecting employees who come forward with critical information about misconduct. The rules are part of the Senior Managers Regime, which is slated to go into effect ...

  • Article

    Internal Investigations Just Got a Lot More Complicated


    Image: Compliance officers should brace themselves after Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates’ speech last week calling for more prosecution of individuals involved in corporate misconduct—the implications for internal investigations are huge. Inside we have the full analysis of how this policy shift, which sharply splits company and executive interests, will ...

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    Many Countries, One Compliance Approach


    The Compliance Week Europe conference, an annual event held last week in Brussels, drew attendees from 22 countries, many of whom represented companies that do business in an even greater number of nations. Building and maintaining an effective compliance program that is consistent across multinational borders is not an easy ...