Work Area: Whistleblowing

Why is whistleblowing legislation so ineffective (and what can we do about it)?

Whistleblowing laws fall down because they don’t incentivise good corporate culture within organisations and put risk and cost on the employee, rather than the employer, say William Fotherby and Emma Barnes at MC in Auckland.

21 March 2022

Credit Suisse leak reveals alleged failures to stamp out high-risk clients

A major data leak from Credit Suisse has exposed the bank as safe haven for clients involved in corruption, bribery, money laundering and other serious crimes, according to an investigation by media outlets across the globe.

21 February 2022

Standard Chartered reports flurry of internal bribery probes

In-house investigators at UK lender Standard Chartered launched on average at least one internal bribery probe per week in 2021.

17 February 2022

Swiss chemicals company investigates accounting claims in whistleblower reports

14 February 2022

SEC wants to roll back power to limit whistleblower payouts

11 February 2022

France proposes greater protections for whistleblowers

French politicians have proposed a new law that would broaden protections for whistleblowers and encourage individuals to report directly to the authorities.

09 February 2022

Whistleblower says NSO offered “bags of cash” to US mobile security company

02 February 2022

Rio Tinto says “systemic” bullying and sexism rife at the company

Employees said they didn’t feel comfortable reporting matters internally. “This is not the kind of company we want to be,” said Rio Tinto’s CEO.

01 February 2022

Foxconn whistleblower asks Amazon to support his appeal

31 January 2022

GIR Live: increase in “vague” whistleblower reports during pandemic

A Hong Kong-based in-house lawyer at US bank BNY Mellon has said that a significant amount of the whistleblower reports his team have received recently lack detail.

20 December 2021

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