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Parliamentary controlShare tips securely & anonymously

What is parliamentary control?

The main role of the opposition is to keep tabs on the government and make sure that they neither overreach nor profit personally from their actions while in office. Thus it is my job to challenge them on irregularities, offences and interpretation differences when it comes to applying the law.

That control is only possible with good sources and source material. This is where you come in!

Tell me what you know

Have you come across evidence of corruption or wrongdoing? Do you believe members of the public are being harmed, exploited, or misled? Parliamentary control relies on people who have the courage to blow the whistle when they come across evidence of serious wrongdoing. A great tip will provide specific evidence of wrongdoing — not just a hunch, speculation, or personal grievance. Often, documentation is what sets a tip apart from a hunch: Do you have memos or videos or records that show the government or a government agency abusing their powers, such as fleecing people of money or causing bodily or emotional harm or misinterpreting the law?

Protecting your identity

I can investigate and control most effectively if I know who you are and have a chance to discuss your information with you, even if you prefer to talk in confidence. I know that sources often risk serious reprisals, so it is obvious that I’ll keep sources confidential. That agreement is sacrosanct to me, and I will do everything possible, including going to court, to protect your identity. There is legal precedent that members of parliament are allowed to keep sources confidential.

Of course, sometimes sources are only prepared to disclose evidence without revealing their identity even to members of parliament. If you prefer to use a secure method that keeps your identity hidden from us, you can use our SecureDrop system. SecureDrop is the world standard for sending documents anonymously. When you interact with SecureDrop, I don’t have access to information that may personally identify you. Everything from your IP address to your physical location will be masked by the onion network (Tor). SecureDrop allows for me to communicate with you without knowing who you are.

You can also use an old-fashioned method that can be remarkably effective: the postal service. You can send mail to me. The address is on this page.

You may wish to send me information without revealing your identity and then contact me directly to have a discussion, either on-the-record or in confidence, without leaving a paper-trail. On this page, you will find ways to get in touch with me.

My promise to you

Parliamentary control relies on people who have the courage to blow the whistle when they come across evidence of serious wrongdoing. But no system is 100% secure, so I cannot absolutely guarantee your security. For example, if the computer you are using to submit documents is already compromised, any activities, including communications, could be compromised as well. SecureDrop is state-of-the-art, but like all software, it could have security bugs that could be exploited by attackers. Ultimately, you use the service at your own risk.

Still, if you take the brave step to blow the whistle on major wrongdoing, I’ll do everything in my power to see that the public interest is served by investigating your information and bringing the truth to light.

  • E-Mail
  • Signal Messenger
  • Postal Mail
  • SecureDrop

You can also send me encrypted email using Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) software. If you have a preferred PGP tool, such as Mailvelope, feel free to use that. Who you communicate with will usually be stored, but the contents of the message will be encrypted. If you choose to email me using the email address given below, your email and communications might be traceable by third parties with malicious intent.

sclement@chd.lu

PGP fingerprint:

AE6A 5636 58DD 6B12 E3DB  20A9 0624 70C1 0886 1BC4

Signal is an encrypted instant-messaging and phone-call app. Signal stores your number, but it doesn’t store a log of who you communicate with, or who communicates with you. You can also set it to erase messages so that they no longer exist on your phone, the recipient’s phone, or in the cloud.

For more information and to download Signal, please visit https://whispersystems.org

Once downloaded, you can reach me on

+352 621 632 118

Regular postal mail can also be a secure way to communicate, especially if you put the mail in a drop box rather than go inside a post office. Send documents or other information:

PIRATEN
c/o Sven CLEMENT
22, rue de l’Eau
L-1449 Luxembourg

SecureDrop is a method of communication that keeps your identity hidden from me. When you interact with SecureDrop, I don’t have access to any information that may personally identify you. Everything from your IP address to your physical location should be abstracted using the Tor/onion network.

You can find detailed instructions for using SecureDrop here, but the following are the basic steps:

  1. Download and install a Tor Browser.
  2. After installing the Tor Browser, open the application and browse to my SecureDrop portal: WE ARE CURRENTLY BUILDING THE SECUREDROP SERVER
  3. Memorize your code name if you want to look for replies or further communicate with me.

How secure is SecureDrop?

Every online interaction leaves a trail of activity that eventually could be traced back to a specific person. However, the SecureDrop system minimizes this. I take extensive care and caution by leveraging systems and best practices.

  1. All your communication with me is over the secure Tor network.
  2. I cannot and do not collect any location based information.
  3. Only myself is allowed to read communications.
  4. My SecureDrop infrastructure is physically and digitally separated from the rest of my IT assets.
Sven Clement
Contact
+352 20 60 66
+352 20 60 66 – 66
Sensibilité politique PIRATEN, 22, rue de l’Eau, L-1449 Luxembourg.