The EU Whistleblower Protection Directive – Takeaways for Practitioners

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 EU Whistleblower Protection Directive – Takeaways for the Whistleblowers Part II

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 […]

How can SMEs set up internal reporting channels to comply with EU Directive?

On December 16th, 2019 the EU Directive on the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law entered into force. Member States are required to transpose the Directive into national laws until December 17, 2021. The scope of the Directive is immense. It regulates the subject matter throughout the continent which is home to […]