EU Whistleblower Protection Directive Expected Soon

Author:Ms Karin Henriksson

One of the most radical legal changes in the EU is expected to receive its final approval by EU ministers soon. WhistleB looks forward to greater protection of whistleblowers and invites organisations to start their road to compliance through its dedicated resource centre.

"By September 2021 all organisations with 250 or more employees must provide a channel for employees and others to blow the whistle. Organisations with between 50 and 249 employees will have another two years to comply. We are ready to help them select, set up and manage a whistleblower channel that not only complies with the Directive, but also delivers real business benefit and protects long-term success," says Karin Henriksson, Founding Partner WhistleB.

The EU Whistleblower Protection Directive will have to be transposed by the Member States within two years of its adoption, which would set the deadline at September 2021. The Directive stipulates various obligations with which organisations must soon comply and a specific set of system requirements related to security, response times, data protection and more. A summary is provided below.

WhistleB's EU Whistleblower Protection Directive Resource Centre provides rich guidance for compliance based on WhistleB's twenty years of experience in business ethics and organisational whistleblowing.

"We are delighted that whistleblowers in the EU are soon to be granted greater protection. Blowing the whistle is a stressful decision and safeguarding those who dare to do so has always been at the heart of what we do. Our system has the highest possible security, allows for complete whistleblower anonymity from reporting to...

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