Liberty UniversityBMAL 560DB4 ReplyTimothy AndrusWhistleblowing go back for many years, it all started because police officers used to blow their whistles, when they witnessed a law being broken as a way to call attention to it. Whistleblowing has been a critical part of every organization and employee, as every government agency and companies both private or public could be in danger if things do not turn out in their favor. Much like when Charles reported the infractions at the nuclear plant. But before one does whistleblowing they must understand the laws and their rights. (Lawerence & Weber) Whistleblower protections such as reducing managerial punishments or allowing the employees to grab some of the managers responsibilities are certainly desirable to a some in rare circumstances. But in others they could undermine a companies output by reducing incentives given to the employees for their efforts. So, In theory it is not always optimal to reduce the cost of whistleblowing or to reduce managerial authority to discipline employees. In many cases, they may even want to ban the practice of whistleblowing altogether. The good thing is that whistleblowing protection has evolved so much over the past years. (Hersch, 2009) Whistleblowing is now being utilized as a tool to aid employees on how they can report misconduct while highlighting existing choices. (Westman & Modesitt,2004) Whistleblowing has always played a paramount role in organizations as it encourages employees to expose unethical behaviors before concerns become actual problems. 2 Corinthians 10:4 states For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. While still debating if whistleblowing is the correct avenue to take. It seems that as whistleblower protection grows vaster, we will continue to see a rise of reports being filed.Great Post! I enjoyed learning from you during the course.Hesch, J. (2009). Whistleblowing : a guide to government reward programs (how to collect millions of dollars for reporting fraud) (First edition.). Lynchburg, Va: Goshen Press.Lawrence, A. T., & Weber, J. (2017). Business and society: Stakeholders, ethics, public policy (15th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Custom. ISBN: 9781259315411Westman, D., & Modesitt, N. (2004). Whistleblowing : the law of retaliatory discharge (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: Bureau of National Affairs.
Liberty UniversityBMAL 560DB4 ReplyTimothy AndrusChristin,Great post you did a great job at integrating your sources. You are correct when you state the companies have the responsibility to safeguard customer information. In the last few decades, the private sector and foreign governments have learned that personal identifiable information is a valuable and lucrative commodity, this gives the company who has it a strong incentive to collect as much data as they can. Infact, we now see the private sector engage in increasingly persistent surveillance of individuals and their online activities and transactions. However, to combat this the Government has implemented safeguards. A lot of these new safeguards against the release or resale of information can be attributed the Privacy act bill of 2017 brought forth by Representative Bill Nelson of Florida which holds companies liable and raises the amount the consumers can collect in damages. As Luke 12:2-3 saysNothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. Therefore, whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in private rooms shall be proclaimed on the housetops. Greater measure needs to be put in place to curb this trend negative trend. (Blankley, 2004) With millions and millions of Americans have their privacy stolen every year the technology and the business world must combine resources to stay one step ahead of their advisories.
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