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When to Whistleblow

Friday, April 1, 2011

Stopping various kinds of wrongdoing including fraud, waste and abuse of power is the right thing to do in virtually all segments of society. Yet, practices to motivate individuals to come forward with factual information about misdeeds vary among countries. For example, there is no US legislation protecting whistleblowers with the same wide scope of the Public Interest Disclosure Act in the UK. The substantial increase in the numbers and prominence of WikiLeaks’ disclosures may even deter governments from taking legislative action to encourage reporting of wrongdoing, further confusing the whistleblower environment... Read More

Curtis C. Verschoor – Accountancy Magazine