Protect criticizes the BMA over its confusing guidance towards whistleblowing for junior doctors over new contractual amendment to junior doctors’ training agreements.
The British regulator the Financial Conduct Authority recognised the value of whistleblowers, and implemented rules for large banks and insurers to support those individuals. These rules came into force to encourage a culture where individuals feel able to raise concerns and challenge poor practice.
The review into whistleblowing in the NHS in England. The review took longer than expected because of a huge volume of input material: 17,500 online responses and 600 postal responses.
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) were shown to have helped set up tax rulings in Luxembourg that helped hundreds of large multinational companies such as Apple and IKEA avoid paying billions in tax to EU Member States harming public services across the continent. PwC employee Antoine Deltour was given a six-month suspended sentence for leaking the tax evasion, but this was overturned in January 2018 and Deltour recognised as a whistleblower.
High mortality rates in patients admitted as emergencies, led to a full inquiry which began in November 2010 by Robert Francis QC. Many press reports suggested that because of the substandard care between 400 and 1200 more patients died between 2005 and 2008 than would be expected for the type of hospital. The final report was published on 6 February 2013, making 290 recommendations.
Two weeks after becoming Olympus President and CEO, Michael Woodford was fired for persistently raising concerns about an unexplained 1.7billion mergers and acquisitions. Woodford demanded an investigation into senior leaders in the company but Olympus refused his requests. Woodford went to the press and revealed the epic scale of the wrong doing.
Disclosures included the 2007 Baghdad airstrike and a 2009 airstrike in Afghanistan and U.S. diplomatic cable and Army reports known as the Iraq War Logs and the Afghan War Diary. Manning was court-martialled in July 2013 and ordered to serve 35 years; but, in January 2017, President Barack Obama pardoned all but four months of the remaining sentence. Manning said documents were released “to show the true cost of war.”
Since 2009 engineer Falciani has been collaborating with numerous European nations by providing information relating to more than 130,000 suspected tax evaders with Swiss bank accounts— specifically those with accounts in HSBC’s Swiss subsidiary HSBC Private Bank.
John Kiriakou who lead counter terror operations in Pakistan after 9/11, gave an on-camera interview to ABC news, where he told the public about how a suspected al-Qaeda operative Abu Zubaydah had been water boarded – and confessed that that this was standard CIA practice.
Mark Klein, a retired communications technician for AT&T, revealed the construction of a secret monitoring facility, which provided the NSA with access to customer phone calls and shunted internet traffic as part of its monitoring program. Mark submitted an affidavit to support the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s lawsuit against the company.