Whistleblower information webinar for tech workers on March 25
Two former Google employees will join the discussion
The nonprofit legal support organization Whistleblower Aid will host an online webinar and panel discussion titled "How Tech Workers Can Blow the Whistle" on March 25 at 3:30 PM pacific time. The event will feature former Pinterest and Google employee Ifeoma Ozoma, who made the news last year for exposing racial bias and retaliation at Pinterest, as well as Google women's walkout co-organizer Meredith Whittaker. Whistleblower Aid also runs an email list - the signup link is available at the bottom of their web site.
Some extracts from the webinar information page:
How Tech Workers Can Blow the Whistle
Tech companies wield vast power, but face limited accountability, and are able to hide socially significant decisions and harmful working conditions behind corporate secrecy. Whistleblowers disclosing misconduct have had astonishing impact—but the process remains fraught.
Featuring Ifeoma Ozoma, Meredith Whittaker and lawyer John Tye, this session will discuss the arguments for tech worker whistleblowing, the legal options for safe whistleblowing, and what more we can do to protect whistleblowers. Topics will include:
How to blow the whistle as safely, lawfully, and in many cases, anonymously
Handling corporate non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements
Efforts underway to better protect whistleblowers, and what you can do to support these
Reasons to go first to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, then Congress, before turning to journalists
Basic physical and information security [...]
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