Honoring a Fallen Whistleblower and a Living Torchbearer

Honoring a Fallen Whistleblower and a Living Torchbearer

"The bravest man I’ve ever known.” This description of Sergei Magnitsky by Bill Browder, a keynoter at the 30th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference, June 23- 28 in Austin, provides a poignant insight into the life of an internationally known whistleblower who dared to take on corruption within the Russian government.

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New Survey: Building Trust the Main Benefit of a Whistleblowing Program

New Survey: Building Trust the Main Benefit of a Whistleblowing Program

Through WhistleB’s annual survey on organizational whistleblowing, we ask our customers about how they use their whistleblowing system and the outcomes that arise from having a secure, digital whistleblowing system in place. These are some of the key findings:

  • An increased number of whistleblowing reports received.

  • Almost a third of all cases related to fraud, economic crime or money laundering.

  • The whistleblowing channel seen as a key tool for building trust.

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To Be or Not to Be a Whistleblower?

To Be or Not to Be a Whistleblower?

Whistleblowers across the European Union (EU) have won greater protection under landmark legislation aimed at encouraging reports of wrongdoing. According to the BBC, “The new law, approved by the European Parliament, shields whistleblowers from retaliation and creates "safe channels" to allow them to report breaches of EU law. It is the first-time whistleblowers have been given EU-wide protection.

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Australia Takes a Big Step Forward in Whistleblower Protection

Australia Takes a Big Step Forward in Whistleblower Protection

After years of working with these issues on a global scale, we are happy to see Australia becoming the next in an increasingly longer line of jurisdictions moving to enhance the protection of whistleblowers. The Australian Senate recently adopted the Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Bill 2017. According to the Explanatory Memorandum, the new laws will affect approximately 33,000 companies in Australia. Costs of non-compliance can be high, including criminal prosecution and million-dollar fines.

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Supporting Whistleblowers Begins with Semantics

Supporting Whistleblowers Begins with Semantics

In 2003, the ACFE awarded its first Sentinel Award to its namesake, Oscar-winning actor Cliff Robertson, “For Choosing Truth Over Self.” Robertson, known as “The Whistleblower of Hollywood,” courageously exposed and pressed for the investigation of the then- head of Columbia Pictures for check forgery.

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