SEC Whistleblower Program Ain't Broke — So Don't 'Fix' It

By Dunstan Prial (November 22, 2017, 10:48 AM EST) -- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's whistleblower program, now entering its seventh year, is maturing and gaining momentum, according to an agency report released Nov. 17, and whistleblower attorneys say they hope the Trump administration recognizes its value by staying out of the SEC's way.

The SEC said it received more than 4,400 tips in 2017, up from 4,200 a year earlier and a 50 percent increase over 2012, the first year data on tips was kept. (AP) In its 2017 Annual Whistleblower Report to Congress, the agency touted statistics that indicate an upward trajectory in the number of calls the...

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