WSJ Data Transparency Code-a-Thon
GlobaLeaks is the first open-source whistleblowing framework. It empowers anyone to easily set up and maintain a whistleblowing platform. GlobaLeaks can help many different types of users: media organizations, activist groups, corporations and public agencies.
GlobaLeaks strives to increase accountability and transparency in our society. When information that affects the public remains hidden, democracy and economies cease to function properly.
We are interested in fulfilling the needs of diverse public interest use cases. From usage by media to public agencies, from corporations to activists. We use the term framework to emphasize the flexibility of the GlobaLeaks platform. For example, the whistleblower will be anonymous by default, but if the whistleblower chooses to disclose their identity, the framework allows them to do so.
We believe the public should demand that governments and companies be more accountable for their actions. And we believe governments and economies that embrace openness will benefit by promoting trust and enabling informed discourse and decision-making.
We use the term “framework” to emphasize the flexibility of GlobaLeaks. For example, the whistleblower will be anonymous by default, but if whistleblowers choose to disclose their identity, the framework allows them to do so. Entities that require whistleblowers to identify themselves can do that as well.
We believe it is important to make an open-source tool because this allows many types of people to use GlobaLeaks and enables the creation of a community that can constantly make contributions to improve the framework.