Just a quick glance at the full title of the EU Whistleblowing Directive makes its objectives clear ‘the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law’.

Why?

To encourage more people to report work-related misconduct.

Again why?

Because if undetected, breaches of EU law could cause serious negative consequences for the Union and the public’s interests, potentially putting society at risk.

Why now?

Whistleblower protection across the EU is currently disjointed which is potentially discouraging people from ‘blowing the whistle’ for fear of retaliation. The new Directive aims to remove this deterrent with balanced and effective protection, which will benefit the Union and its citizens by:

· minimising distortion of competition

· minimising unfair tax competition

· allowing a level playing field for companies

· ensuring product safety and consumer protection

· protecting privacy and personal data

Learn more about the EU Whistleblowing Directive.

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