Obama signs intelligence bill increasing protections for whistleblowers

[JURIST] US President Barack Obama [JURIST news archive] on Monday signed into law legislation concerning spending for the US intelligence community that increases protections for intelligence agency whistleblowers. The bipartisan legislation authorizes [AP report] $564 million in spending over five years and specifies that employees who divulge information about possible misconduct within their agencies to intelligence committees will be protected. Supporters of the law hope that it will encourage whistleblowers to report issues through channels and discourage unauthorized leaks. The…

Source: http://jurist.org/paperchase/2014/07/obama-signs-intelligence-bill-increasing-protections-for-whistleblowers.php

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