Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?
Give them "Time Served," under a No Recrimination Act, as long as information proves true and leads to convictions. Anyone falsely accused has rights.. Don't treat them like heroes, unless they had nothing to do with what they witnessed.
Yes, as long as the information they have was legally obtained and if it does not threaten anything serious. In a way, whistleblowers are good because they are exposing illegal actions of organizations. Without whistleblowers, companies could be more corrupt because they would not have to worry about people exposing them because it would be illegal.
Depends by what the definition of whistle blower is. If its someone who found corruption or highly illegal actions then yes, but if the information is damaging to national security they are not only not to be protected but actively hunted down.
Yes, definitely. Transparency needs to be prioritized and businesses and officials (etc.) need to be held responsible for their actions. Whistleblowers deserve protection, not prosecution. Finding information through illegal means is still done with the benefit and intention of bringing to light harmful and illegal activities of often times powerful people and businesses, so I do not think one should ever be punished when trying to achieve transparency.
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