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    Whistleblowing protection for compliance officers still unsettled, experts say

    ”If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear,” George Orwell told readers in Animal Farm, his parable of totalitarianism and centralized control.

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    Whistleblowing protection for compliance officers still unsettled, experts say

    This level of liberty is just as important in the monitoring of business as government, and it may be just as unwanted as in Orwell’s novel of a brave soul fighting overwhelming control, Jennifer Pacella, a law professor at Baruch College in New York City, said Tuesday.

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    Whistleblowing protection for compliance officers still unsettled, experts say

    Pacella led a panel on whistleblowing with Sherron Watkins, who revealed Enron’s hollow core; Jon Oberg, who uncovered billions of dollars in fraud and waste in federal student lending; Louis Clark, corporate and financial accountability director at the Government Accountability Project; and Jordan Thomas, chair of the whistleblower representation practice at the law firm Labaton Sucharow.

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    Whistleblowing protection for compliance officers still unsettled, experts say

    Oberg and, to a lesser extent, Clark discussed government whistleblowing, which has been central to preventing and detecting fraud and waste since the False Claims Act, a Civil War-era law that rewarded individuals for reporting on businesses that cheated Abraham Lincoln’s Union Army.

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    Whistleblowing protection for compliance officers still unsettled, experts say

    The False Claims Act is still vibrant 150 years later, encouraging people to find and report on frauds against Medicare, military procurement and other expenditures of taxpayer dollars, and federal whistleblowing also includes Edward Snowden’s revelations of civilian surveillance, Clark said.

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