Whistleblowing: What Difference Does it Make? | The D&O Diary

In recent years, one of the favored responses of legislative reformers and regulatory enforcement authorities to financial fraud and other corporate misconduct has been the encouragement of whistleblowing activity. Both the Sarbanes-Oxley and the Dodd-Frank Act contained elaborate provisions designed to encourage and even to reward whistleblowers. There seems to be no question that the provisions have in fact encouraged whistleblowing. But does all of this whistleblowing activity actually produce any benefits? What difference does all of this whistleblowing activity make?

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