9 Pages Posted: 15 Sep 2014 Last revised: 3 Nov 2014
Date Written: September 15, 2014
In this brief Essay, I argue that rather than trying to eliminate leaks entirely, which experience demonstrates is impossible, we should instead try to channel leaks so that they provide the maximum benefit to transparency while reducing risks to national security and other secrecy concerns. I also offer some preliminary suggestions about how to accomplish this goal.
Keywords: whistleblower, leaker, nsa, national security, snowden, classification, whistleblower protection act
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Reynolds, Glenn Harlan, Don't Fear the Leaker: Thoughts on Bureaucracy and Ethical Whistleblowing (September 15, 2014). University of Tennessee Legal Studies Research Paper No. 254. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2496400 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2496400