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Christopher Wylie, the Cambridge Analytica whistle-blower, brought Canada into a story that's drawn intense scrutiny to Facebook this week. And it's not just because he's from Victoria, British Columbia. After focusing close attention on the social network with the disclosure that Cambridge used ...
Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wiley talks to Ari Melber ahead of his testimony before Congress. Wiley says he hopes to urge congress that the scandal is beyond the Facebook "a data leak" and could impact "national security". Wiley reveals work the Trump data firm did for a Russian ...

Judge Throws Out Lawsuit Brought by Fired Iowa Whistleblower. A judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a fired ... He wrote that Hedlund and other state officers cannot bring wrongful termination lawsuits under an Iowa law intended to protect whistleblowers. Instead, May agreed with the state that ...
If it weren't for three whistleblowers, who knows how Takata's awful airbag scandal would have played out. ... All have attempted to receive awards through the Motor Vehicle Safety whistleblower Act, which allows the government to award money to those who help uncover big issues in the ...
The Iowa House has unanimously passed a bill designed to shield “whistleblowers” in state government from retaliation if they go to the state auditor with complaints. “It's a short and simple bill, but it is very good public policy,” says Representative Bobby Kaufmann, a Republican from Wilton. Kaufmann is ...
In March 1988, Mordechai Vanunu, a junior technician at the Nuclear Research Center in Dimona, was convicted of espionage and treason, after having made available to unauthorized persons photographs and information about the reactor in that southern Israeli city. A year and a half earlier, he had been ...

BuzzFeed said Eunoia may never have officially launched and that another source said the startup couldn't secure funding. During a Tuesday hearing before the House of Commons' select committee on culture, Wylie told UK lawmakers that his move toward becoming a whistleblower started when Trump ...
The whistleblowers challenged the denial in Tax Court and prevailed. However, the DOJ and IRS challenged this finding in the Court of Appeals. Today, at the request of DOJ, that appeal will be dismissed, and the two whistleblowers will become the first persons to obtain a whistleblower reward based on a ...
Will Kramer knows what it means to be a whistleblower. As a former investigative staffer in the Senate, Kramer has ample experience working with whistleblowers. Later while serving as a health safety consultant, Kramer became one himself when he uncovered deeply disturbing conditions and improper ...
In an opinion Tuesday, the state Supreme Court ruled Bailets can collect the damages for his emotional suffering after the justices unanimously rejected a claim by the turnpike commission that Pennsylvania's Whistleblower Law doesn't let wrongly fired workers recoup money other than lost wages.
LONDON — The whistle-blower Christopher Wylie held a roomful of British lawmakers rapt for three and a half hours on Tuesday, like a pink-haired, ... she hoped that employees of large technology companies would come forward more, looking at whistle-blowers like Mr. Wylie and Edward J. Snowden.
Zuckerberg turned down a similar request from British MPs to answer questions on the role of the data firm Cambridge Analytica in the US presidential election campaign. But the whistle-blower behind the scandal did agree to give evidence and, in doing so, revealed that the Brexit vote was also subject to ...
London (CNN) One of the first uses of a trove of Facebook data on tens of millions of Americans that has thrown Facebook and Cambridge Analytica into crisis this week was in 2014 by a super PAC run by John Bolton, President Donald Trump's new national security adviser, two former Cambridge ...
Joel Clement, former director of the Office of Policy Analysis and top climate change policy official at the U.S. Department of the Interior, was recently demoted along with other climate policy experts. Clement was also a whistleblower on the Trump administration's policy of reassigning employees to encourage them to leave ...
This legislation, if implemented, would provide key protections for federal employee whistleblowers. It would also ameliorate the convoluted process currently in place for Congressional employees to report instances of sexual harassment, assault, or discrimination. The Senate may pass these reforms as ...
Christopher Wylie, a whistleblower who revealed the role played by data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica in obtaining data from Facebook users, said on Sunday he was blocked by the social media network. On Twitter, Wylie claimed his account was suspended after he spoke up about his role in an ...
... SEC, say lawyers who advise whistleblowers. Attorneys reached this conclusion after the U.S. Supreme Court last month raised higher barriers around who could claim protection under the whistleblower anti-retaliation provisions of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

There are fears that in its current form, major stories could go unreported due to the special statues of 'trade secrets', which threatens the rights of whistle-blowers and the ability of reporters to expose wrongdoing. The letter to the minister points out that the EU directive was subject to corporate capture, and ...
Dodd-Frank purports to protect “whistleblowers,” which it defines as individuals who provide “information relating to a violation of the securities laws to the Commission.” However, elsewhere in the statute, Dodd-Frank states that it protects a whistleblower who makes “disclosures that are required or ...
A U.S. Labor Department judge raised concerns about the breadth of a Wells Fargo whistleblower settlement, saying the release of claims was too broad. ... A judge at the U.S. Labor Department this month refused to sign off on a settlement between Wells Fargo & Co. and a whistleblower, calling the scope ...
Even after that action was proposed, the whistleblower was not given any meaningful work. "It's a public concern, because that's taxpayer money. I remained on a detail to no duties, making well over $90,000," said Hudson. Hudson says leaving is bittersweet, but she believes fighting for what she believes ...
“Working under the current law raises serious issues as to whether the whistleblower can ever be truly protected,” he continued. Mr. Kohn suggested that when informing whistleblowers of their rights, the NSA should make clear that 1) contractor employees have protections under the False Claims Act and ...
Two whistleblowers were punished for trying to expose Britain's worst child abuse scandal which affected up to 1,000 girls for 40 years, the Mirror can reveal today. A Labour MP last night joined calls for a public inquiry after girls as young as 11 were lured from families to be drugged, beaten and raped in ...
A second Russian who fled to Britain following a battle with the Kremlin may also have been fatally poisoned with a nerve agent. Alexander Perepilichnyy, a businessman who blew the whistle on an alleged £150m tax fraud by Russian officials, may have been killed in a brazen chemical attack in Surrey in ...
Johannesburg - The disappearance of non-profit organisation (NPO) A re Agang deputy director Nomawethu Kunene fits the pattern of ruthless perpetrators of state looting, the Democratic Alliance said on Sunday. Her disappearance was alarming, as Kunene appeared to become the target of harassment, ...
That is what Eskom's head of legal compliance Suzanne Daniels said on Sunday in an interview with eNCA. “You want to get some normality back into your life‚ but it's changed forever‚” Daniels said. “When it's you‚ the person that is affected‚ it's a whole different ball game. Objective and rationally you know ...
Earlier today, the National Whistleblower Center (NWC) joined a friend-of-the-court brief filed with the Supreme Court in support of FBI whistleblower John Parkinson's petition for certiorari, seeking review of the Federal Circuit's decision denying veterans' preference-eligible FBI employees the right to raise ...
The Office of Special Counsel says it has resolved a whistleblower retaliation complaint in which the employee's reputation as a whistleblower and for cooperating with the agency IG was a factor. The case involved a National Science Foundation employee who contended that he suffered retaliation ...
(CNN) Democrats say a whistleblower who has been a key component of a Republican-led investigation that's targeted Hillary Clinton's role in the approval a uranium sale to a Russian state energy company provided Congress with no evidence of wrongdoing involving Clinton, President Bill Clinton or the ...
A federal appeals court has found that the MSPB took too narrow a view of whistleblower protections, agreeing with the Office of Special Counsel that an ... Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the OSC intervened on his side, arguing that the merit board had created a procedural hurdle for whistleblowers not in ...
Yesterday, a delegation from the Republic of Armenia visited the National Whistleblower Center (NWC) for a presentation about best practices to fight corruption and the implementation of whistleblower laws. The visit was facilitated by the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), an initiative of the ...
The settlement in the whistleblower suit would help his client prevail in a separate dispute over his pension, Cohen said. Cohen said in court papers opposing the attorney general's bid to impose additional terms on the settlement that the state's demand to impose taxes on the entire $1.3 million appeared ...
The title and job description of the spokesperson position have been changed. The pay remains the same. Loading… Post to Facebook. Now hiring: Greene County seeks to fill position vacated by whistleblower The title and job description of the spokesperson position have been changed. The pay remains ...
In Digital Realty Trust v. Somers the Supreme Court issued a destructive decision that will have far-reaching consequences for whistleblowers. Seemingly unaware of the practical consequences of its decision, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled to leave whistleblowers who report internally without ...
A HUD employee has accused Secretary Ben Carson of conducting a "witch hunt" against a whistleblower and painted a picture of chaos and mismanagement that could hinder a congressional investigation into the agency. In a Tuesday email to Carson and other HUD officials, Marcus Smallwood ...
Last week, a federal judge dismissed a complaint by a CIA whistleblower (and spy), who goes by the pseudonym James Pars. The ruling by Judge Trevor McFadden could affect the willingness of whistleblowers to step forward in the future. Pars' case wasn't so much about his whistleblowing ...
The 90th Academy Awards yesterday featured a diverse set of films nominated for Best Picture, including a whistleblower film called The Post. Based on a true story, the movie centers on the fight to publish top-secret U.S. government information on the Vietnam War leaked by whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg.
The intelligence community whistleblower ombudsman threatened with firing last year has received a show of support from two nonprofits long critical of enforcement of disclosure rights in the national security workforce. The Government Accountability Project and the Project on Government Oversight on ...
The Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Rewards Act (H.R. 5101), would establish a rewards program for whistleblowers who notify the U.S. government of assets in U.S. financial institutions that are linked to foreign corruption, allowing authorities to recover and return these assets and prevent further enabling of ...
Judge Allows Lawsuit Over Ag Whistleblower Law to Proceed. A federal judge has denied the state's motion to dismiss a lawsuit challenging a 2012 law that made it illegal to get a job at a livestock farm through misrepresentation to conduct an animal cruelty undercover investigation. March 1, 2018, at 7:39 ...
Rannazzisi was a whistleblower in a "60 Minutes"-Washington Post investigation last year. The report detailed how the drug industry used its influence in Congress and in the executive branch to take away the DEA's most potent tool for stopping drug companies suspected of allowing drugs to wind up in the ...
Stephen M. Kohn, Executive Director of the National Whistleblower Center, said: “Without strong oversight from GRECO, whistleblower laws in Europe will never be effective. GRECO must act to ensure that whistleblowers such as Mr. Atanasov are not subjected to any retaliation, and that the Civil Law on ...
While the article doesn't name Cunningham, some are outing him as the Whistleblower, saying it was too convenient he went missing. YourNewsWire.com made several false statements in their article including that the flu vaccine is only 10 percent effective (it's not--it's 36% effective according to health ...
“The only place where Pars can go now is to Congress or the intel community IG,” said Irvin McCullough, an investigator for the Government Accountability Project, which represents whistleblowers. The judge's finding of no private right of action is “coupled with executive and legislative inaction on whistleblower problems ...
(AP) — A judge awarded nearly $15 million in a whistleblower lawsuit filed by a one-time mortuary worker who was threatened with being cremated alive for ... "This was one of the most horrifying cases I've seen involving intimidation and retaliation against a whistleblower," Golston said in a statement.
The whistleblower who exposed Russia's Olympic doping scandal is firing back at a powerful oligarch who is financing a lawsuit against him in the United States, demanding that the businessman preserve documents that he believes may show Russian President Vladimir Putin's government is secretly ...
The correspondence linked below relates to the case of United Nations whistleblower Emma Reilly. Ms. Reilly, a human rights officer, disclosed to senior officials in the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) that she had been instructed to provide the names of Chinese human rights ...
The training provides key pointers from a new guide by the Government Accountability Project, Working with Whistleblowers, a Guide for Public Interest Organizations. This must-read manual covers more than 40 years of lessons learned and best practices from the nation's leading whistleblower protection ...
Facebook in the Age of the Big Tech Whistleblower ... Wylie is just one in a small-but-growing cadre of digital whistleblowers who have come of age in the early decades of the Internet, and played a hand in helping tech companies and ... But Wylie will not be the last of these digital whistle-blowers. Indeed ...
And because of a program that Mr. Thomas helped create at the S.E.C., in which whistle-blowers can receive a cut of penalties the agency imposes as a result of information they provide, the money is ... The awards disclosed Monday were the largest ever paid under the S.E.C. whistle-blower program.


 

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