Whistleblowing

Whistleblower exposes conflict of interest at the heart of HS2

Friday, 21 April, 2017 - 15:45

A whistleblower exposed a significant conflict of interest at the heart of the government's controversial HS2 project which led to the withdrawal of American firm CH2M from the contract, City AM reported yesterday.

Press Hit: UK's Official Secrets Act Overhaul Provides Little Protection For Whistleblowers

Whistleblowers who leak official information could be prosecuted and jailed regardless of the public merit of the information they revealed, or whether any damage to national interests was actually caused.

Wednesday, 8 February, 2017 - 23:45

Whistleblowers under pressure from update to Official Secrets Act?

Saturday, 4 February, 2017 - 10:00

Under proposals to update the Official Secrets Acts, government officials and civil service whistleblowers could face imprisonment for up to 14 years - a considerable increase on the two years currently in place.

In a comprehensive review and overhaul of the Official Secrets Acts, the Law Commission has come up with a number of proposals in a new 'Espionage Act' that is intended to meet the legislative demands of the 21st century rather than the 19th.

Press Hit: Why whistleblowers are essential to democracy

In a functioning democracy, it is absolutely crucial for power to be held to account. For this we need whistleblowers.

Friday, 3 February, 2017 - 16:00

New CIA director pledges crackdown on whistleblowers

Monday, 30 January, 2017 - 15:00

Mike Pompeo, the newly-confirmed director of the United States Central Intelligence Agency, has pledged to "aggressively seek to ensure we have the most effective programs for identifying insider threats" in a chilling statement of intent to US senators.

Pompeo's statement is a sign that the new director intends to pursue the same anti-leaks policies that discourage whistleblowing as were enforced by the previous administration under President Obama.

Pirate Party Whistleblowing Spokesperson Rebecca Sentance said:

Member's Update - Elections and Incumbents

Sunday, 29 May, 2016 - 22:00

Hello fellow Pirates,


We have some announcements to make!

If you're looking for some fresh content, our very own Danfox [https://www.pirateparty.org.uk/danfox-davies ] has posted an interesting long-read magazine piece on wars, friendship, and conscience [https://www.pirateparty.org.uk/party-magazine/new-world-example ].

Privacy Campaigners Smeared by ISC

Friday, 13 March, 2015 - 16:30

In a recent report by the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC), MPs singled out privacy campaigners by selectively quoting evidence that seemingly implies an indifference toward terrorism.

The inquiry was tasked to investigate the impact intrusive surveillance activities has on privacy. It was sparked after whistleblower Edward Snowden exposed US and UK mass surveillance programmes and detailed extensive internet and phone surveillance.

Pirate Party Leader, Loz Kaye said:

Whistleblowing

"My sole motive is to inform the public as to that which is done in their name and that which is done against them." - Edward Snowden

Loz Kaye - What if you speak out?

Loz Kaye calls for the protection of whistle-blowers, whether in the NHS, Mass surveillance or elsewhere. The ability to speak out is an important part of our democracy. The brave men and women who risk their reputations, jobs and freedom to keep us informed, are badly let down by a system that sees them as a problem, not a benefit. We can change that, if we act now. Support Whistle-blowers.

Thursday, 20 March, 2014 (All day)

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