5th Conference of Ethics & Governance
«Let’s blow the Whistle»
What are the different whistleblowers profiles? What are their motivations? How protected are they? What pressures do they face on a daily basis? What do they become after? These are all questions that will be debated during this conference.
A whistleblower is a person who exposes secretive information or activity that is deemed illegal, unethical, or not correct within a private or public organization. The information of alleged wrongdoing can be classified in many ways: violation of company policy/rules, law, regulation, or threat to public interest/national security, as well as fraud, and corruption. Those who become whistleblowers can choose to bring information or allegations to surface either internally or externally. Whistleblowers, however, take the risk of facing stiff reprisal and retaliation from those who are accused or alleged of wrongdoing