'new US whistle-blower laws'
The new laws are having an effect. If they were extended beyond insiders to consumers, it might have a GDPR sobering effect.
Members of the public would be more vigilant or constantly on the hunt for corporate wrongdoing, as they could share in the spoils.
Better than it all going to Central Government anyway, just to be pissed away on some pay-to-play political favor projects etc.
Problem is the 'political will' isn't there. Politicians don't create jobs so they're terrified of corporations closing doors & moving to Laos.