Whistleblower protection national laws

Whistleblower protection national laws varied worldwide until the passing of the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive, designed to safeguard those wanting to raise concerns.

Every EU member state is required to transpose the rules into their national laws, by either updating existing rules or implementing new ones.

Read how EU countries are now protecting their whistleblowers here

The French Whistleblower Protection Law

The French Whistleblower Protection Law, (Loi Sapin II) has now been amended to comply with the Directive and will actioned soon. Download The French Whistleblowing Protection Law article to learn more.
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The German Whistleblower Protection Law

The German Whistleblowing Protection Law draft is indicated to go further than the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive’s requirements. Download The German Whistleblowing Protection Law article to learn more.
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The Spanish Whistleblower Protection Law

Spain currently has no whistleblower protection in its national laws, though some regions and sectors are subject to provisions. Download The Spanish Whistleblowing Protection Law article to learn more.
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The Irish Protected Disclosures Act

The Irish Protected Disclosures Act means Ireland is one of the only EU countries to have legal whistleblowing protection in their national laws and have fully transposed the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive. Download The Irish Protected Disclosures Act article to learn more.
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The Belgian Whistleblower Protection law

The Belgian Whistleblowing Protection Law draft has been created to transpose the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive into Belgian national laws. Download The Belgian Whistleblowing Protection Law article to learn more.
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The Greek Whistleblower Protection law

Greece has no whistleblower protection, and it is not yet known if any will be enacted. Download The Greek Whistleblowing Protection Law article to learn more.
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The Finnish Whistleblower Protection Act

The Finnish Whistleblower Protection Act remains delayed by the Finnish Government due to feedback from the July 2021 draft. Download The Finnish Whistleblowing Protection Law article to learn more.
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The Dutch Whistleblower Protection Act

The Netherlands Whistleblower Protection Act, House for Whistleblowers Act (Wet Huis voor klokkenluiders), has been amended to transpose the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive into the Dutch national laws. Download The Dutch Whistleblowing Protection Act article to learn more.
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The Polish Whistleblower Protection Law

The Ministry of Family and Social Policy created a draft whistleblowing protection bill, in October 2021, to incorporate the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive. Download The Polish Whistleblowing Protection Law article to learn more.
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The Italian Whistleblower Protection Law

Italy has many whistleblowing protection national laws aimed at public or private sector companies that have implemented the Organisational Model 231. Download The Italian Whistleblowing Protection Law article to learn more.
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The Portuguese Whistleblower Protection Law (Law no. 93/2021)

The Portuguese Whistleblower Protection Law (Law no. 93/2021) was published in Portugal on 20 December 2021. It will enter into force in June 2022. Learn more...
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The Swedish whistleblowing law

The Swedish Parliament adopted a new Swedish whistleblowing law, (lagen om skydd för personer som rapporterar om missförhållanden), on 29 September 2021. Download The Swedish Whistleblowing Protection Law article to learn more.
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The Danish Whistleblower Protection Law

The Danish Whistleblower Protection Law, (Lov om beskyttelse af whistleblowere), was published 24 June 2021. Download The Danish Whistleblowing Protection Law article to learn more.
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The Luxembourg Whistleblower Protection law

The Government of Luxembourg revealed The Luxembourg Whistleblower Protection Law draft, Draft Law 7945, announced 12 January 2022, would transpose, and go further than, EU Whistleblower Protection Directive requirements. Download The Luxembourg Whistleblowing Protection Law article to learn more.
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