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whistleblower

a person, usually an employee, who reveals information, which he is contractually obliged to keep secret, because of an overriding public interest. The principle was recently introduced into the UK by the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998, which has, for example, resulted in an accountant who was dismissed for exposing financial irregularities of his manager to the company headquarters in the USA being awarded not that much short of £300,000.
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After alerting the agency to the violations, the whistleblower provided extensive and ongoing cooperation during the course of the investigation, including the review of documents and the provision of sworn testimony, and continued to provide additional new information that advanced the investigation.
An officer duly authorized by the Commission may make an assessment of the Whistleblower Information within a period of sixty days from receipt of the complaint.
ISLAMABAD -- The PTI's government in the Thursday's National Assembly introduced seven bills, including 'the Whistleblower Protection and Vigilance Commission bill' with an aim to provide mechanism for whistleblower information by providing some 'incentives'.
(TAP) - President of the National Anti-Corruption Authority (INLUCC) Chawki Tabib, on Tuesday, urged the Prime Ministry to publish the regulatory decrees related to the law on the exposure of corruption and protection of whistleblowers to facilitate work of the Authority.
However, this person must be employed by the same employer as the whistleblower.In addition, a person who will take action against whistleblowers at their workplace without the new authority's prior approval, or disclose the whistleblower's name, will take administrative responsibility for their actions.
MPs along with the Cyprus Integrity Forum (CIF) have called for the adoption of legislation to encourage potential whistleblowers to come forward in the public interest in a war on corruption.
In 2006, Congress passed Public Law 109-432, the first substantial revision to the whistleblower statute since its creation 139 years before.
According to the proposed law, a Whistleblower Reward Fund financed mainly by the exchequer and donors would be established.
A number of best practice guides and international actors use the term 'whistle blowing' when referring to internal reporting, including the 2013 Transparency International principles for whistleblower legislation, 2011 OECD guidelines for multinational enterprises and the British Standards Institute's 2008 whistle blowing arrangements code of practice.
To be successful, the whistleblower program should provide an adequate incentive for whistleblowers to risk their reputations and careers and come forward with information, while also maintaining its ability to collect sufficient revenue to close the tax gap.
* The claims were denied due to examination or whistleblower issues that were a "no change" (in tax liability) or no "Title 26 Collected Proceeds" (seizure of assets under administrative or civil judicial procedures).
Pistaljka ("The Whistle"), the investigative journalism website my wife, Dragana Matovic, and I founded seven years ago in Belgrade is devoted to whistleblowing and whistleblower protection.