Episode 4 speaker Avi Gesser co-authored a piece with Debevoise colleagues in November 2021 entitled “Cybersecurity and AI Whistleblowers: Unique Challenges and Strategies for Reducing Risk”.  Among other tips for use in addressing whistleblower complaints, the article suggests:

  • Training: Provide training to management in cyber and AI operations, who may not be very familiar with whistleblowers, on how to identify complaints that may qualify for protection and how to minimize retaliation risks.”
  • Taking Concerns Seriously: Whistleblower complaints are often vague and inflammatory.  They should nevertheless be taken seriously.  Even when most elements of a complaint are baseless, if one legitimate concern is not properly investigated, a company can face serious consequences.”

Read the full piece here.