BK Blog Post
Posted by Tom Devine.
Tom Devine is legal director of the Government Accountability Project, where he has worked to assist thousands of whistleblowers to come forward and has been involved in the all of the campaigns to pass or defend major whistleblower laws over the last two decades.
GAP joined roughly 25 civil liberties, human rights, and transparency organizations in sending a letter to U.S. lawmakers urging them to make hearings public next week in regard to Section 702 of the FISA Amendment Acts.
GAP has joined POGO in supporting the Senate Judiciary Committee, which on Thursday “unanimously approved an amendment coauthored by Ranking Member Patrick Leahy and Chairman Chuck Grassley to ensure that companies cannot intimidate whistleblowers by threatening them with lawsuits for trade secret theft.”
GAP has joined a coalition of transparency groups to fight a bill that would unnecessarily leave countless Americans vulnerable to data theft by cyber criminals. “The so-called Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act would expose more of Americans’ personal data to cyber criminals."