Snowden as whistleblower?

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Provides a definition of whistleblowing; examines whether Edward Snowden is a whistleblower; discusses internal and external whistleblowing; draws a parallel between Snowden's audacious act of civil disobedience with the March 8, 1971 break-in of an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania.

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Snowden as whistleblower?

  1. 1. Snowden as Whistleblower? Kathleen Clark Washington University in St. Louis Board of Contract Appeals Bar Association December 2013 1
  2. 2. Whistleblower discloses alleged wrongdoing or danger in an effort to stop or otherwise address the wrongdoing or danger
  3. 3. not all whistleblowing is legally protected
  4. 4. Why didn’t Snowden use internal channels ?
  5. 5. Whistleblowing internal v. external
  6. 6. Public Interest Disclosure Act (PIDA)
  7. 7. NSA Whistleblowers William Binney Kirk Wiebe Thomas Drake
  8. 8. NSA Whistleblowers William Binney Kirk Wiebe Thomas Drake
  9. 9. NSA Whistleblowers William Binney Kirk Wiebe Thomas Drake
  10. 10. NSA Whistleblowers William Binney Kirk Wiebe Thomas Drake
  11. 11. Disclosure Government Accountability Project (GAP)
  12. 12. whistleblowing as civil disobedience
  13. 13. Historical parallel: March 8, 1971 Break-in at FBI office in Media, PA
  14. 14. Snowden as Whistleblower? Kathleen Clark kathleen_clark@mac.com Board of Contract Appeals Bar Association December 2013 14

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