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How technology increases security in whistleblowing cases

On Behalf of | Jun 8, 2024 | Whistleblower

Whistleblowing exposes misconduct within organizations. Whistleblowers risk their careers and personal safety to report illegal or unethical activities.

Technology has significantly increased security for whistleblowers.

Allows anonymous reporting

Whistleblowers can use secure online platforms to submit reports without revealing their identities. These platforms use encryption to protect the information. This makes it difficult for unauthorized parties to access it.

Provides secure communication

The U.S. Department of Labor received 2309 workplace safety and 106 reported Sarbanes-Oxley violation reports in 2023. Encrypted emails, messaging apps and specialized software help these whistleblowers communicate with investigators. This security prevents the exposure of sensitive information that could endanger the whistleblower.

Secures digital evidence collection

Whistleblowers can gather and submit their information securely. They can provide digital documents, photos, videos and other types of evidence. Advanced software allows them to scrub metadata from these files. This protects their identities. Secure cloud storage options provide safe storage. They also prevent unauthorized access to this evidence.

Provides tracking and verification

Whistleblowers can track the status of their reports. They can verify that the appropriate authorities have received them. This transparency builds trust in the reporting process. It also reassures whistleblowers that their efforts make a difference.

Facilitates support networks

Online communities and support groups allow whistleblowers to share their experiences. They can also seek advice. These platforms often provide resources on how to navigate the whistleblowing process securely. These networks support whistleblowers’ mental and emotional well-being.

Through technology, society can better protect those who courageously speak out against wrongdoing.