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Sweeping New Whistleblower Law May Cover All Employers Who Receive Stimulus Funds
The economic stimulus bill (titled the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, or "the Act") was passed by Congress on February 12, 2009 and signed into law by President Obama on February 17, 2009.
United States
24 Feb 2009
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Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Whistleblowing Procedures under Sarbanes-Oxley and European Union Data Protection Laws
Some clarification to the U.S. – E.U. data protection impasse was made on February 1, 2006, when the European data protection authorities (the Article 29 Working Party2 ("WP29")) issued an Opinion3 setting out detailed guidelines on the establishment of whistleblowing procedures. The Opinion seeks to provide guidance to enable companies to comply with Sarbanes-Oxley obligations imposed on U.S. publicly traded companies in a manner consistent with E.U. privacy law. The Opinion, however, does not
United States
23 May 2006
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Whistle-blowing Lines: Conflicting Obligations
Global companies based in the United States that desire to ferret out fraud in overseas operations by implementing policies inspired by Sarbanes-Oxley may find themselves at odds with the laws of other countries. This dilemma is illustrated by a recent decision of the French Data Protection Authority, Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés, which refused to approve ethics or whistle-blowing programs proposed by French subsidiaries of two American companies -- McDonald’s Fr
United States
8 Jul 2005
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