The ins and outs of whistleblowing
Frances Haugen. Susan Fowler. Edward Snowden. Erika Cheung. As the tech industry continues to face a reckoning, whistleblowers inside of companies are playing a huge role in bringing important information to light.
Sarah Alexander – everybody calls her Poppy — is a partner at the law firm Constantine Cannon, and works with whistleblowers all over the world. From the first meeting to what she calls the “cold-shower talk” about the hardships that come with going public, Alexander’s job is to help whistleblowers bring about the change they seek. It’s not easy for anyone involved, she said. But it might be getting easier.
Alexander joined the Source Code podcast to explain how whistleblowing works, why there have been so many high-profile whistleblowers in the tech industry, how companies and governments alike can better support whistleblowers, and much more.
For more on the topics in this episode:
- Poppy Alexander on Twitter
- Constantine Cannon
- The Tech Worker Handbook
- Being a tech whistleblower is dangerous and expensive. Now there’s a guide to the risks.
- This was the year tech workers found their power
For all the links and stories, head to Source Code’s homepage.