Whistle-blowing platform SwissLeaks opens for business

SwissLeaks, a Swiss whistle-blowing platform that went online on Friday, should enable people who want to highlight abuses in business, politics and administration to file a report anonymously, its organisers said on Friday.  The SwissLeaks team comprises around 30 volunteers, including Rudolf Elmer, who was given a suspended jail sentence for forgery after a long-running legal battle involving his former employer Julius Bär.  +Read more about Swiss whistleblowing Campax, the Zurich-based campaigning organisation behind the platform, said in a statement on Friday that any information delivered to SwissLeaks would be checked for plausibility by a specialist team, which would ask the whistleblower follow-up questions if necessary.  The team would then make a recommendation to a committee – made up of a board member, a lawyer and the CEO – which would decide how to continue.  Campax said SwissLeaks was open for all issues which affect Switzerland or which have a direct connection ...

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