Glossary

This is a list of jargon used in GlobaLeaks software, defined in a way so as to be unambiguous and uniform across all references.

Administrator

The user that has set up and is maintaining the platform. An Administrator does not have access to Whistleblowers’ reports.

Context

A topic covered by the whistleblowing project (ex. corruption). The Context is also the platform’s reporting channel; a platform with multiple Contexts would give whistleblowers the option to select the topic of their report, thus the reporting channel.

Notification

An email sent to notify a recipient of a new report, or an update of an existing report.

Platform

A system running the GlobaLeaks software.

Questionnaire

A questionnaire is a set of questions that the whistleblower should fill to file a report.

Receipt

A 16-digits random secret code generated by the system and provided to whistleblowers upon the submission of their report, enabling them to anonymously access and update their report by adding comments and new files.

Recipient

The user enabled to read whistleblowers’ reports. Recipients may also communicate with whistleblowers via the GlobaLeaks platform.

Report

The object of the submission by a whistleblower including answers to a questionnaire and attached material.

Submission

The action performed by the whistleblower when filing a report.

Whistleblower

The person who files a report.