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New Recommendations for Radical Whistleblowing Laws in Australia: Time to Rethink your Policies

The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services has released its report on recommended changes to whistleblower protections in the corporate, public and not-for-profit sectors. If implemented, these recommendations would significantly increase the protections and rewards available for whistleblowers.

Poland: Pilot Programme for Whistleblowers

The Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection confirmed that it has launched a pilot programme intended to acquire information from so-called whistleblowers.

Argentina: Benefits For Whistleblowers Extended

The National Congress has extended the benefits for whistleblowers to crimes against the public administration (corruption and fraud against public administration), customs criminal offenses and economic and financial crimes.

Argentina: Benefits For Whistleblowers Extended To Investigations Related To Corruption, Customs Crimes And Economic...

The National Congress has extended the benefits for whistle-blowers to crimes against the public administration (corruption and fraud against public administration), customs criminal offenses and economic and financial crimes.

Attorney-Client Privilege And A Law Firm Leak

Earlier this month, reports emerged of a massive leak of documents that appear to have been stolen from a non-U.S. law firm. This is only the latest instance of confidential attorney files leaking into the public arena. The U.S. Department of Justice has already announced that it is investigating potential violations of law.

New Rules Offer Greater Protection and Incentives to Whistleblowers in China

China released several provisions on protecting and rewarding whistleblowers for reporting duty crimes offering greater protection and incentives to the whistleblower

US SEC Awards $1.4M-$1.6M to Compliance Employee Under Dodd-Frank’s Whisteblower Provisions

On April 22, 2015, the SEC announced that it had awarded an unidentified company's unidentified compliance officer with a whistleblower award of between $1.4M-$1.6M for...

The US SEC Speaks 2015: Considerations for Foreign Private Issuers

The United States Securities & Exchange Commission (the SEC or the Commission) recently held its annual "SEC Speaks" conference in Washington, DC on February...

Before The Whistle Blows: Recent Developments and Best Practices for Effective Whistleblowing Programs

Currency of information: Spring 2014 News about whistleblowers has been prominent once again during the first half of 2014, both in legal circles and...

Canada: Ontario Securities Commission Proposes a Framework for a New Whistleblower Program

On February 3, 2015, the Ontario Securities Commission (the “OSC“) released a staff consultation paper which outlines a proposed framework for an OSC Whistleblower Program. The...

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