Here is a basic guide to sending that information to us. You can either send it anonymously, or you can tell us who you are and we can communicate securely. To be clear, no method is failsafe. And remember, sometimes the easiest way to avoid leaving a trail is to avoid electronic communication altogether.
Postal mail is an easy way to contact the Financial Times discreetly. Use a public postbox, one that is not near your home or workplace. You can send your mail to a specific reporter, or to the FT’s Investigations Desk. Here’s the address:
Financial Times newsroom,
One Southwark Bridge,
London SE1 9HL
If you want to share information electronically, you need to take care. The Financial Times offers SecureDrop, an encrypted online system, to help keep your submission as secure as possible.
SecureDrop uses the Tor browser, which masks your computer’s IP address. That makes it harder for any third party to see the source of messages or files that you send to us.
The SecureDrop software is a project of the Freedom of the Press Foundation.
SecureDrop servers are under the physical control of FT and do not share common elements of the FT’s other infrastructure. However, no one can truly guarantee 100% security of any system. Like all software, SecureDrop may contain bugs. Ultimately, you use the SecureDrop service at your own risk.
The operator of this SecureDrop site, and data controller of any personal data processed by means of this SecureDrop site, is The Financial Times Limited. Registered Office: Number One Southwark Bridge, London SE1 9HL. Registered Number: 227590. Data Protection Registration Number: Z7087146.