WIN Associate launches new series on whistleblowing for Tech Workers

September 27, 2023
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WIN Associate member, The Signals Network have published two new Guides on Whistleblowing for Tech Workers - for the UK and Ireland.

The two guides follow the publication of the US Tech Workers Handbook published in 2021.

These guides were produced in collaboration with legal experts, journalists and whistleblowers, including the Whistleblowing International Network and WIN Member Protect.                           
The guides aim to help any worker make informed choices by providing a concrete and balanced overview of the whistleblowing landscape and highlighting organisations and resources available to support whistleblowers.

Whilst the focus is on legal and practical guidance for tech workers given their involvement. the information set out in these Guides may be help to worker in other sectors.

"Now more than ever, the tech industry needs whistleblowers to hold it accountable. That’s why many tech whistleblowers have turned to the media in recent years. But necessary protections for those whistleblowers are lacking, affecting the impact of their truth-telling or resulting in enormous personal costs including job loss, doxxing or imprisonment. Journalists are also limited in how much they can help their source navigate the myriad legal, financial and safety-related repercussions of whistleblowing."

The Signals Network is a U.S.-based non-profit organisation with international operations dedicated to supporting whistleblowers who have shared public interest information with the press. Founded in 2017 by journalists, whistleblowers and lawyers, TSN seeks to hold powerful interests accountable.

More information on The Signals Network Tech Accountability Project and all three guides can also be found here