Whistleblower protection law announced in Denmark (Lov om beskyttelse af whistleblowere)
With its “Lov om beskyttelse af whistleblowere”, Denmark has become the first country to transpose the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive into local law. The Directive will come into force in December 2021, and will eventually require all organisations in the EU with 50 employees or more to make a whistleblowing channel available for whistleblowers to report concerns. Several other countries have published proposals for their local laws, including Sweden, but the Lov om beskyttelse af whistleblowere in Denmark is the first actual country law based on the EU Directive.
We will provide more information about the specifics of the whistleblower protection law in Denmark very shortly.
In the meantime, since we have been monitoring the EU Whistleblower Directive for the last two years, we have plenty of tips and how-to’s that you might find valuable as you prepare your company to comply with the new law. Click on any of these links to get started.
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By when must we have a whistleblowing solution up and running?
What does external reporting mean under the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive?
What is happening with the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive in different countries?
How to manage whistleblowing reporting – resources needed under the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive
What kind of whistleblowing solution do companies need to implement to be compliant with EU Whistleblower Protection Directive?
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The WhistleB solution adheres to the requirements of the EU Directive. Confidentiality, security, prompt feedback, diligent case management, GDPR compliance – these are all requirements of the Directive, and in this blog we explain how the WhistleB solution helps organisations comply.
For more details and tips, take a look at the WhistleB resource centre on the EU whistleblower protection directive. You might also be interested in a free trial of the WhistleB system to find out how it can help you comply.
Otherwise, watch this space. We will soon update you with more details on what the Lov om beskyttelse af whistleblowere means for organisations with operations in Denmark.
Jan Tadeusz Stappers, LL.M.
Senior Manager, Partnerships