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whistleblower

((h)wis′ĕl-blō″ĕr)
One who reports illegal, improper, unethical, or unprofessional behavior to authorities. The person divulging the information is usually an employee of the institution where the alleged activities occurred. Protection afforded to whistleblowers varies, depending on the nature of the misconduct that is alleged and the jurisdiction of the place where the event occurred.
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42) The Dodd-Frank Definition Section defines a whistleblower as "any individual who provides, or 2 or more individuals acting jointly who provide, information relating to a violation of the securities laws (43) to the [SEC], in a manner established, by rule or regulation, by the [SEC].
Although thousands of whistleblower claims are brought every year, recent statistics indicate that the number of awards made, and the total amount paid, including as a percentage of amounts collected, is relatively modest.
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To help ensure that whistleblowers are afforded proper protection and disclosure opportunities, the principles presentedin this paper serve as guidance for formulating new and improving existing whistleblower legislation.
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The 2016 Annual Report to Congress on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program notes that whistleblower reports have had a "transformative" effect on the SEC's enforcement program, with hundreds of millions of dollars being returned to wronged investors.
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Using practices to stifle a would-be whistleblower will continue to be a "top priority" for the whistleblower office in the upcoming fiscal year, as will identifying "fact patterns of retaliation" to ensure that whistleblowers feel comfortable reporting wrongdoing without fear of repercussions, Norberg said in her report.
Summary: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently announced an award of more than $4 million to a whistleblower in connection with a fraud case.
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