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Entries in Whistleblower (225)

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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Wednesday
Nov152017

Whistleblower: ‘I have now heard from the SFO and SEC’

Dear FCPA Blog,

I would like to update you on the progress I made with my whistleblower claims since I wrote to you earlier this month.

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Wednesday
Nov012017

Whistleblower: ‘The compliance department warned me not send this kind of information’

Dear FCPA Blog,

I am a whistleblower working at an overseas subsidiary of a global company. English is not my mother tongue. But I would like to tell you some of my story.

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Friday
Oct272017

Dangerous times: Advising whistleblowers before they act

The Government Accountability Project -- one of the oldest and best whistleblower protection and advocacy organizations -- has published Working with Whistleblowers: A Guide for Journalists. It's broader than it sounds and full of serious advice for would-be whistleblowers or those trying to help them.

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Wednesday
Oct182017

Martin Kenney on the psychology of whistleblowing: Are they brave or foolhardy?

Corporate whistleblowers may be perceived to fall into one or more of several categories. The first category we should consider is for those who blow the whistle because they feel it is the right thing to do. The second is for those who blow the whistle in anticipation of a reward, such as those offered by the SEC's whisteblower program.

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Friday
Oct132017

SEC awards whistleblower $1 million

The Securities and Exchange Commission Thursday awarded a company outsider more than $1 million for helping stop illegal practices that were hurting investors.

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Wednesday
Oct112017

Study: Whistleblower reward programs discourage whistleblowers

A new study found that financial rewards can unintentionally cause whistleblowers to delay reporting fraud or not report it at all. 

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Thursday
Sep072017

Compliance Alert: Due diligence under the UK’s Criminal Finances Act 2017

The most important thing for a company to remember when dealing with the Criminal Finances Act Gross Human Rights Abuse provisions is that it appears to be designed as a strict liability regime with no statutory defenses available.

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