The EU Whistleblower Protection Directive – Takeaways for the Whistleblowers Part II

By dejan jasnic / 31/08/2020

Necessity of reporting or public disclosure of information In the previous blog it was argued that the Directive apparently divides persons who report in good faith into groups with “more” and “less” good faith. The latter is excluded from the protective measures. However, even for the “more” good faith reporting persons the protective measures are…

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The EU Whistleblower Protection Directive – Takeaways for the Whistleblowers Part I

By dejan jasnic / 24/08/2020

Conditions for Protection Against Retaliation Good Faith While the Directive does not refer to the term good faith anywhere in its text, it mentions malicious reports in its recital 32, where it explains the reasoning behind the condition for the protection of reporting persons as defined in Article 6 (1) (a) of the Directive. According…

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The EU Whistleblower Protection Directive – Takeaways for Practitioners

By dejan jasnic / 29/06/2020

Legal entities are required to establish internal reporting channels and internal procedures for receiving and following up on reports of breaches. Here are some of the main takeaways for practitioners.   Which legal entities are affected? General thresholds to behold are 50 workers and/or 10.000 inhabitants. The requirement applies to legal entities in the private…

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The EU Whistleblower Protection Directive

By Vladimir Nikolov / 06/05/2020

On December 16th, 2019 the European Union’s “Directive on the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law” entered into force as Directive 2019/1937. Link: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:32019L1937 Member States are required to transpose the Directive into national laws until December 17, 2021. The Directive 2019/1937, referred to as the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive, sets forth…

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Global Whistleblowing Landscape for Reporting Doping in Sport

By dejan jasnic / 02/04/2019

The Olympic Committee of Slovenia and the Slovenian Anti-doping Organization have been using our application as their whistleblowing platform since October 2016. In 2018 the Leeds Beckett University prepared a report for the World Anti-Doping Agency. The report provides an audit of existing whistleblowing platforms across National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADOs), Summer and Winter Olympic Sport…

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Protecting whistleblowers or organisations?

By dejan jasnic / 15/03/2019
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