About whistleblowing

Private corporations should be deprived of certain rights they currently benefit from. One of these rights is the right to privacy.

Right to privacy

The right of a physical person to have some information about them protected from public scrutiny. The right to have secrets, the right to be left alone.

Note that public corporations, unlike private corporations, may benefit from this right for security reasons. For example the police or army are public corporations.

Note that having no right to privacy does not mean privacy is forbidden. Private corporations usually do have private knowledge which they regard as their business secret and which they don’t want to share. And they may expect from their employees and business partners to respect their privacy, and they may legally write this as a condition in their contracts.

When one of their employees or partners shares some data they wanted to remain secret, and when they discover it, they may terminate the relationship and even sue the employee for infidelity. But they cannot sue him or her for whistleblowing.

Whistleblowing becomes an act of public interest, done by an individual who decides to disclose a secret. The whistleblower is ready to suffer by being dismissed and getting accused of infidelity because he or she believes that this is their duty towards humanity.

Note that having no right to privacy does not mean duty to publish your secrets. Perfect transparency is not possible.

Private corporations may have secrets, and they may protect them, but they must do this themselves and at their own cost. They must not get free support of a national legal system.