SEC needs to communicate better with whistleblowers, expert warns

Economic difficulties causes whistleblowers to clam up

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has improved its communication with whistleblowers, but weaknesses remain – and this could deter people from coming forward, legal experts warn.

The SEC launched its whistleblowing programme in August 2011, establishing the Office of the Whistleblower to administer it. There have been improvements in communications with whistleblowers since then but further enhancements are needed, says David Colapinto, Washington, DC-based partner at law firm Kohn

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