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Risks for digital whistleblowers

Roger DitterFebruary 2, 2016

The digital age has often seen inside information published online. WikiLeaks is one of the most famous examples. But the sources quite often run enormous risks.

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Risks for digital whistleblowers

State authorities in many nations crack down hard on whistleblowers, especially when they've leaked classified information. Laws to protect whistleblowers better have been slow in coming. Platforms like that of the EU's Digiwhist research project are tasked with collecting publicly available data in order to increase transparency.