Sarbanes Oxley Protects the Whistle Blowers

One important areas of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (”SOX”) of 2002 is to protect whistle blowers who speak out against a company not performing due diligence with document management and email archiving compliance. Section 1107 of SOX states:

“Whoever knowingly, with the intent to retaliate, takes any action harmful to any person, including interference with the lawful employment or livelihood of any person, for providing to a law enforcement officer any truthful information relating to the commission or possible commission of any federal offence, shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both.”

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