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USA – Standards – Followup – Confidentiality

USA – Standards – Followup – Confidentiality

1213. `(h) The identity of any individual who makes a disclosure described in subsection (a) may not be disclosed by the Special Counsel without such individual’s consent unless the Special Counsel determines that the disclosure of the individual’s identity is necessary because of an imminent danger to public health or safety or imminent violation of any criminal law.

Referenced Legislation: Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA) (1989)

21F.-Except as provided in subpara­graphs (B) and (C), the Commission and any officer or employee of the Commission shall not disclose any informa­tion, including information provided by a whistleblower to the Commission, which could reasonably be expected to reveal the identity of a whistleblower, except in accord­ance with the provisions of section 552a of title 5, United States Code, unless and until required to be disclosed to a defendant or respondent in connection with a public proceeding instituted by the Commission or any entity described in subparagraph

Referenced Legislation: Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) (2010)

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