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Voices of Justice International Conference

30th May 2019

Protect attended the Voices of Justice International Conference on Corporate Crime Reporting and Whistleblower’s Protection, organised by the Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity at Coventry University in partnership with Constantine Cannon, WhistleblowersUK and MLROs.com The conference, held to explore the close relationship between corporate crime reporting and whistleblowing within the public and private sector, […]

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South Korea TV Channel EBS visit to Protect

8th May 2019

Protect’s Head of Advocacy and Advice, Bob Matheson was interviewed by South Korean TV channel, EBS (Educational Broadcasting System) for their weekly programme ‘Documentary insight’ to discuss how Protect supports whistleblowers, our work with organisations, the whistleblowing legislation in the UK, and the new EU legislation which will be introduced by 2021. Whistleblowing cases in […]

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When leaking becomes whistleblowing and why the law makes no distinction

30th April 2019

Is the revelation about Government splits over the role Huawei should play in the rollout of 5G technology within the secretive National Security Council (NSC), an act of reckless leaking, or brave whistleblowing? For many inside and outside of Government, this was a dangerous and corrosive leak. This was the first time the press has […]

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Protect says the NDA Government consultation doesn’t go far enough

The Government has brought forward proposals to tackle NDA (non-disclosure agreements) in harassment and discrimination cases following the #MeToo movement. Our view is these proposals will make just a small dent in improving common practices in concluding settlement agreements. The proposals address only a small part of the wider problem of sexual harassment in the […]

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Whatever you think of Assange, whistleblowers depend on press freedom

16th April 2019

Julian Assange is back in the limelight, after seven years holed up in the Ecuadorian Embassy. Most media and public attention has been focused on the man, while the war atrocities that Wikileaks revealed have not been addressed. Is Assange a hero? A criminal? Someone to be proud of and to defend, or someone who […]

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Non-disclosure agreements: Zelda Perkins in conversation with Karon Monaghan QC

26th March 2019

Zelda Perkins, former assistant to Harvey Weinstein, discussed non-disclosure agreements in a conversation with equality barrister Karon Monaghan QC at UCL recently. Protect adviser Dugald Johnson went along to hear the discussion. Zelda began by recounting how, after persistent sexual harassment, she and a colleague resigned from Miramax, Weinstein’s film company. She described that the […]

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Kark Review recommendations to strengthen Fit and Proper Persons Test welcomed

20th March 2019

Protect welcomes the Kark Review recommendations to give more teeth to the Fit and Proper Persons Test (FPPT) –  which is in place to ensure senior staff responsible for quality and safety of care are fit for their roles. Led by Tom Kark QC, the review, commissioned by the government, looks at how effective the […]

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Government NDA proposals: a good place to start ….By Protect Head of Policy Andrew Pepper-Parsons

5th March 2019

In response to the #Metoo movement and scandals like the Presidents Club the government are consulting on limiting the use of confidentiality clauses  – also known as non-disclosure agreements  in sexual and racial harassment cases.    The Government’s announcement to Parliament on Monday (March 4) made it clear that non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) have their legitimate […]

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Digital gangsters and privacy rights – is it all too late?

27th February 2019

You have more to worry about Facebook, Google and the like collecting your data than any information any government holds on you. That was the view of Mark Zaid, US Attorney who spoke at UCL’s conference on “Privacy and Data: Law and Practice” about the guardians of information in our “post-truth” world. He should know […]

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Safeguarding & whistleblowing

26th February 2019

Protect’s Head of Policy Andrew Pepper-Parsons attended the OneEducation Safeguarding conference in Manchester on 8 February to deliver a whistleblowing workshop for those tasked with overseeing or running safeguarding procedures within schools.  Delegates were fairly expert on safeguarding and knew the appropriate way to handling a safeguarding issue raised with them, but my workshop emphasised […]

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