Blog Posts Tagged with "Whistleblower"

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Creation, Implementation and Administration of a Hotline

October 29, 2012 Added by:Thomas Fox

I recently saw a White Paper released through Compliance Week, where an un-named author posited that there are seven essential features to create an effective hotline. I found this article to be useful for a compliance practitioner to quickly review how his or her company might set up a hotline...

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Breaches: Digital Transparency, WARPs, and Collective Intelligence

September 19, 2012 Added by:Christopher Laing

For collective intelligence directed at security breaches, I would argue, that an effective means of transparently sharing details without fear of recrimination and embarrassment would greatly reduce the impact of such breaches. Fine idea, but how can this be achieved?

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Leadership in the Compliance Department

September 05, 2012 Added by:Thomas Fox

While a leader can provide some insights based on experience, and perhaps give a different view, the employee who brought up the compliance issue will probably be more intimately involved with it. The employee may have thought through a resolution to the potential issue as well...

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How Do You Change an Unhealthy Compliance Culture?

August 29, 2012 Added by:Thomas Fox

The best way to effect culture “is to combine strong leadership with the existing internal elements of a healthy corporate culture... while it may take as long to create a good culture as it does to establish a good reputation, a strong set of values is usually harder to destroy unless the company is itself dismantled..."

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EFF to European Parliament: Protect Coders’ Rights

March 05, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

EFF asked Parliament to protect the rights of researchers and whistleblowers. In the course of fixing a problem they could inadvertently violate laws and by reporting a vulnerability researchers could risk exposure to a lawsuit or criminal investigation...

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Managing Employee's Expectation of Privacy

February 02, 2012 Added by:Suzanne Widup

FDA whistleblowers allege their emails were monitored once they told Congress the agency was approving risky medical devices, violating their Constitutional rights. The FDA said that employees are warned they may be monitored, and should not have an expectation of privacy...

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How Social Media Impacts Your Compliance Program

October 02, 2011 Added by:Thomas Fox

In a September 26, 2011 article in Forbes magazine, titled “Social Power and the Coming Corporate Revolution”, author David Kirkpatrick argues that the social media revolution has so empowered employees and customers that they will soon be calling the shots, not management...

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Anonymous: OSINT and Leaking of Corporate Corruption

September 28, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Anonymous came up with a new splinter organization that claims to be looking into corporate wrongdoing. This group is called Anonymous Analytics and claims that they are using open source information as well as soliciting leaks/whistleblowers to reveal corporate malfeasance...

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The Benefits of Investigating Employee Complaints

August 29, 2011 Added by:Thomas Fox

Encouraging internal reporting helps you detect misconduct in its earlier stages. The sooner you investigate, the sooner you put an end to the misconduct reported. For fraud cases, this is particularly important, as stopping fraud sooner results in less money lost...

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Who Should Handle Serious Internal Investigations?

August 16, 2011 Added by:Thomas Fox

If a regulatory authority, such as the SEC or DOJ cannot rely on a company’s internal investigation, it may perform the investigation with its own personnel. Further, these regulators may believe that the company has engaged in a cover-up. This is certainly not the way to buy credibility...

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AnonyLulzyAntiSec: What Have You Done for Us Lately?

July 22, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

All of the major damning things that have come out over all these years have been from whistleblowers. You wanna know why? Because these people were on the inside and saw what was going on. They had the moral conviction and backbone to speak truth to power...

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Compliance and the Failure to Escalate

June 30, 2011 Added by:Thomas Fox

Failure to escalate means issues are not reaching the right people in the company, and the issue becomes more difficult and more expensive. A company needs to have a culture in place to actively encourage elevation. This requires that both a structure and process for that structure must exist...

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Whistleblower Costs CVS $17.5 Million... OK, Then What?

April 20, 2011 Added by:Katie Weaver-Johnson

The federal government is paying whistleblowers, and now that we also have Wikileaks and other public web sites to report to, organizations need to make sure they have more holistic and comprehensive platforms for employees to report suspicious incidents internally...

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The ERC on Whistleblowing Workplace Misconduct

February 19, 2011 Added by:Thomas Fox

In strong ethical cultures, with a tone at the top that makes it clear that ethics do matter, where supervisors aggressively reinforce the ethics message, and where both employees and managers alike are held to high ethical standards, more employees report misconducts to their direct supervisor...

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