Summary: The Ecuadorian ambassador in Washington, DC is concerned that if Ecuador decides to grant political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the decision “could be used to discredit Ecuador in the United States.” Ecuador has not yet reached a decision on whether to grant Assange’s asylum bid.
Currently, Assange is staying at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has been for about three weeks. Assange’s appeal of his extradition case was denied and he was due to have been brought to Sweden last week to face questions about an alleged sexual assault.
Summary: NSA whistleblower and GAP client Thomas Drake appeared on RT yesterday to talk about the lack of transparency after 9/11, as well as comment on recent national security events like Julian Assange’s legal troubles and the computer viruses created by the US government.
Summary: A UN review of Australia’s anti-corruption measures found “a strong regulatory framework,” but urged the country to pass its “long-delayed” whistleblower protection legislation.
Summary: A new survey from Labaton Sucharow LLP found that 26 percent of employees in the finance industry have firsthand knowledge of wrongdoing in the workplace. The law firm, which works with potential whistleblowers to help SEC investigations, also found that 94 percent of those surveyed said they’d be willing to report wrongdoing.
Summary: A federal judge ruled yesterday that the Dodd-Frank Act retroactively covers corporate whistleblowers of company subsidiaries, not just whistleblowers from the parent company.
Summary: An employment tribunal has ruled that a renowned English neuropsychologist was wrongfully terminated after he reported his concerns that the staff cuts in the National Health Service would ultimately hurt patients.