Law firm wants to see more protection from SEC for whistleblowers

Whistleblowers need to seek guidance when it comes to confidentiality agreements.

Whistleblowers are supposed to be protected by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), yet more should be done to protect them from ramifications of their release of information, according to a report from Labaton Sucharow LLP.

In addition, the law firm noted in its annual report that more should be done to stop fraud in securities markets, and transparency should be improved for investors. The report also recommends that whistleblowers need to seek guidance when it comes to confidentiality agreements.

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