Fraud Management & Cybercrime , Fraud Risk Management

Why Companies Need a Whistleblower Policy

Whistleblower Advocate Charles Middleton Offers Fraud-Fighting Insights
Whistleblower advocate Charles Middleton

Companies should have policies in place that encourage whistleblowers to call attention to fraud and ensure their jobs remain secure when they make revelations, says attorney Charles Middleton, a whistleblower advocate.

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Middleton also encourages companies to hire those who have made whistleblower revelations at previous employers. "If companies have a policy of actively looking for whistleblowers, corruption will come down tremendously," he says.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Middleton also discusses:

  • Why whistleblowers play an important role in fighting fraud;
  • Important lessons from major whistleblower cases;
  • How to formulate a good whistleblower policy.

Middleton is an international tax lawyer based in West Palm Beach, Florida, with a practice focused on whistleblower advocacy. He formerly was a senior officer at GE, Caterpillar, Walmart and Oxbow.

About the Author

Suparna Goswami

Suparna Goswami

Associate Editor, ISMG

Suparna Goswami is Associate Editor at ISMG Asia and has more than 10 years of experience in the field of journalism. She has covered a variety of beats ranging from global macro economy, fintech, startups and other business trends. Before joining ISMG, she contributed for Forbes Asia where she wrote about the Indian startup ecosystem. She has also worked with UK-based International Finance Magazine, and leading Indian newspapers like DNA and Times of India.

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