European legislators aim to improve safeguards by proposing an EU-wide responsibility for companies to set up whistleblowing procedures.
The European Commission has drafted a law that will strengthen protection for whistleblowers by introducing EU-wide standards.
The new law would establish safe channels for reporting breaches of EU law both within organisations and also to public authorities, protecting whistleblowers from dismissal, demotion and other forms of retaliation.
The Commission said that recent scandals such as Cambridge Analytica and the Panama Papers show what an important role whistleblowers play in uncovering unlawful activities. However, protection for whistleblowers across the EU is “fragmented and uneven”.
“Many recent scandals may never have
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