Posts Tagged ‘Whistleblowing’

Whistleblower ethics

Friday, September 20th, 2013

The cases of Pfc. Bradley Manning, who prefers to be known as Chelsea Manning, and Edward Snowden raise acute issues about the role of confidentiality in our society and the responsibilities of individuals who encounter disturbing information that they consider damaging to national security. In each case, an individual chose to divulge classified information even Read more

The Parable of Whistleblowing

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Whistleblowing in the corporate world, or in any organization, demands courage. The personal cost can be enormous. Since loyalty is often the pre-eminent virtue in corporate and other institutions, the pressure to maintain silence is considerable.   People daring to break the code of secrecy and silence to reveal unethical behaviour are in danger of automatic Read more