Tech Whistleblowing Guides

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“I would advise any potential whistleblower to seek out advice from established organisations such as The Signals Network and if possible, speak to other, public whistleblowers. While what you are about to do is scary, you are absolutely not alone. There is a whole new family out there that will help you get through blowing the whistle – good, loyal people there to back you up, protect you and defend you. Don’t do this alone.”
Mark MacGann, former Uber senior lobbyist and Uber Files whistleblower
The Signals Network has created a series of tech whistleblowing guides based on experience supporting and protecting whistleblowers across the world. In creating each guide, TSN worked with previous whistleblowers, whistleblower support partners and legal experts within each jurisdiction.
The guides do not substitute for legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. However they do provide information on organizations and resources that can provide support. Most importantly, they are a starting point for formulating a plan, a key component of blowing the whistle safely.
While these guides focus on legal and practical guidance for tech workers, the information included can apply to workers in any industry.
“The Tech Worker Handbook is a collection of resources for tech workers who are looking to make more informed decisions about whether to speak out on issues that are in the public interest. Aiming to improve working conditions, direct attention to consumer harms, or otherwise address wrongdoing and abuse should not be a solo or poorly resourced endeavor.”
Ifeoma Ozoma, Pinterest whistleblower, Founder of Earthseed, Creator of the U.S. Tech Worker Handbook
“I never wanted to be a whistleblower. But lives were in danger and I knew I had to do something. Blowing the whistle can be a daunting task even if you know it is the right thing to do . . . The best way to feel more confident is having the right support – from friends and family but also people who have been through the process before that can help you navigate through the legal, ethical, and personal decisions and issues you will face.”
Frances Haugen, Facebook whistleblower

Our partners

The Tech Workers Guide to Whistleblowing series is a collaborative effort to ensure quality and vetted advice is provided. TSN would like to recognize the following partners:
  • Ifeoma Ozoma was the visionary and lead designer of the U.S. Tech Worker Handbook.
  • Lioness collaborated on the media section of the U.S. Tech Worker Handbook.
  • Matt Mitchell collaborated on the security section of the U.S. Tech Worker Handbook.
  • Whistleblowing International Network collaborated on the U.S. and U.K. editions.
  • Protect, the U.K. whistleblowing charity, collaborated on the U.K. edition.
  • Paras Gorasia, senior junior barrister specialising in Employment, Discrimination and Whistleblowing Law, reviewed the U.K. edition.
  • Dr. Lauren Kierans, barrister and Lecturer-in-Law at Maynooth University, collaborated on the Ireland edition.
  • The creation of the U.K. and Ireland editions was supported by funding from Luminate Projects Limited.
We would also like to recognize the many whistleblowers who reviewed the text and provided their advice.

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