Anonymity For Whistleblowers May Undermine Programme

Risk.net
August 24, 2012


Jordan A. Thomas explains how the SEC Whistleblower Program can safely release submission information and still protect the whistleblower's identity

Jordan Thomas, partner and chair of the whistleblower representation practice at Labaton Sucharow in New York, says he expects the SEC will release more information about the type of tips its is receiving in its annual report. "In that context, they can talk about multiple different submissions without identifying a specific whistleblower, so there's less risk of disclosure," he says.