Daniel Halliday
Apr 8 ยท Last update 12 days ago.
Do we need more laws to protect whistleblowers?
Whistleblowers face an often harsh level of retribution for bringing to light cases of fraud, malpractice or corruption, facing job dismissal, criminal charges, or sometimes threats to their safety. However whistleblowers often take great risks, making bold ethical decisions in the interests of the general public. Do we need to rethink our attitudes toward whistleblowers and offer them greater protection?
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Yes, there is a definite need to international protections
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Yes โ€“ they can be targets of retribution
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Yes, there is a definite need to international protections

In this current international political more modern protection options for whistle-blowers in addition to greater legal and physical protection are needed, especially for crimes committed remotely or through the Internet as this represents a massive legal grey area. In a digital world where many people are being pursued for crimes committed online we need better protections for international human rights and the first place this should extend is to whistle-blowers. Whistle-blowers are people that put their reputation, career and sometimes safety on the line to tackle corruption, these people should be protected internationally at all costs.

whistleblower.org/international-whistleblower-rights newsweek.com/dubai-prison-british-woman-mother-horse-ex-husband-wife-cybercrime-defamation-1388658

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Yes โ€“ they can be targets of retribution

Whistleblowers and those who speak out in the public interest are under immense psychological stress and sometimes in physical danger; despite this few countries have comprehensive laws protecting whistleblowers. The laws of many states that do have a legal framework for protecting whistleblowers remain a patchwork of different policies, for example in the US. In the US important laws such as the Dodd-Frank Act that offer some legal protection to whistleblowers are now being attacked also, with figures such as Donald Trump advocating a roll back of such laws. More needs to be done to protect these laws and more laws need to be passed to protect whistleblowing.

whistleblowergov.org/financial-and-banks.php?article=trump-administrations-rollback-of-bank-regulations-under-dodd-frank-moves-forward_134#navbar questia.com/magazine/1P3-2914813151/enhanced-protections-for-whistleblowers-under-the

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