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Entries in Whistleblower (232)

Friday
May112018

Barclays boss Staley fined $870,000 for trying to unmask whistleblower 

Barclays chief executive Jes Staley was fined £642,430 ($871,000) by UK regulators Friday for trying to identify an anonymous whistleblower who made allegations about Staley's role in recruiting another employee.

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Thursday
May032018

Vera Cherepanova: GDPR implications for the whistleblowing process

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, Regulation (EU) 2016/679) is set to take effect on May 25, 2018. In spite of having been adopted nearly two years ago, in April 2016, analysts predict that by the end of 2018, more than 50 percent of companies affected by the GDPR will not be in full compliance with its requirements.

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Monday
Apr232018

Tom Fox: Where are England’s whistleblowers?

The case of Barclays chief Jes Staley attempting to unmask an anonymous whistleblower came to an almost imperceptible and silent ending recently when the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority concluded that Staley's actions were not done intentionally but apparently with some other, lesser standard.

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Friday
Apr202018

‘Compliance professional’ collects third whistleblower award

A registered nurse and lawyer who served in compliance roles for healthcare providers was awarded $3.3 million in a False Claims Act settlement. She has now collected more than $6 million in three separate qui tam actions against former employers.

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Friday
Apr062018

SEC whistleblower collects $2.2 million

The Securities and Exchange Commission Thursday awarded more than $2.2 million to a former company insider who first reported the information to another federal agency before taking it to the SEC.

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Friday
Mar302018

Alere whistleblower collects $5.6 million

A senior quality control analyst at Alere filed a qui tam lawsuit alleging the company's testing and diagnostic devices for heart patients and others were unreliable.

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Wednesday
Mar142018

Vera Cherepanova: Italy expands whistleblower protections to private sector

The Italian regulatory framework on whistleblower protection has been significantly amended with the adoption of a new law that aims to strengthen protection for whistleblowers in the public sector, and add new protections for those in the private sector.

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Wednesday
Jan172018

UK financial regulator wrongly revealed name of RBS whistleblower

An ombudsman for the Financial Conduct Authority said the agency should apologize to a former Royal Bank of Scotland employee after it revealed his name during a whistleblower investigation in 2013.

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Thursday
Jan112018

Sillaman and Bernardi: Italy steps up whistleblowing regulation

Since 2001, private Italian companies have been encouraged -- through legislative initiatives -- to adopt and implement robust compliance programs. Legislative Decree No. 231 of June 8, 2001 (commonly referred to as “Law 231”) allows private companies that chose to adopt specific compliance programs and mechanisms to avoid corporate liability where certain offenses are committed in the interest of the corporation by its directors or employees.

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Thursday
Jan042018

Big FCPA story for 2018: Whistleblower rewards?

Have FCPA whistleblower tips reached a critical mass, so that more enforcement actions will follow?

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Thursday
Nov302017

Two SEC whistleblowers split $16 million

The Securities and Exchange Commission Thursday announced awards of more than $8 million each to two whistleblowers who helped the SEC bring a successful enforcement action.

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Friday
Nov172017

Azish Filabi: Supreme Court should protect internal whistleblowers

On November 28, 2017, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Digital Realty Trust v. Paul Somers on the question of whether the whistleblower protections of the Dodd-Frank Act extend to internal whistleblowers, or only to those who report to the SEC.

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