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.

Context

A topic covered by the whistleblowing project (ex. corruption).

Notification

A method used to notify a recipient of a new report, or an updated 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

An 16-digits random secret generated by the system and provided to whistleblowers upon their submission and enabling them to anonymously update their submission by adding comments and new files.

Recipient

The users enabled to read whistleblowers’ reports.

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 user performing a report.