Ethics in Software.

Use cases: Whistleblowers

It’s difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on him not understanding it. [ Upton Sinclair ]

Whistleblowers make a choice to make public interest disclosures about illegal activity or activity in violation of company policy against an employer. It requires courage and preparation, and most of the time leads to losing one's job. Regarding the recent events [ 1, 2, 3 ] whistleblowers, more than anyone else, have set the battle against corruption and environmental and health diseases.

There is a growing interest in whistleblowers and public disclosure -- as a sidenote, some job interviews now include questions related to whistleblowing, and they expect the candidate to do so (observed in the UK).