Whistleblower Protection System

Who is a whistleblower?

According to Directive 2019/1937, a whistleblower is a person who reports or discloses information about breaches obtained in the course of work in the public or private sector. The reporting person must have reason to believe that the information provided in the report is correct.

A whistleblower may be any person who reports irregularities in the context related to the work performed, regardless of whether it is based on an employment relationship or not (e.g. self-employed, contractor, volunteer, trainee or candidate participating in the recruitment process).

All these people are legally protected and must be able to safely and anonymously report irregularities. Whistleblower protection tools must fully protect the identity of the reporting person.

In particular, the Directive protects whistleblowers against negative effects on the part of the employer.

Frequently asked questions

Until when do we have time to implement the reporting channel?

Most public and private entities have until December 17, 2021 to implement the reporting channel.
The directive provides for a deferred deadline (December 17, 2023) only for private entities that employ 50-249 employees and do not operate in vulnerable areas eg. for money laundering and terrorist financing.

What is the cost of implementing Whisby?

Whisby implementation is free of charge. The only cost is the monthly or annual service fee, which starts at € 99 / month or € 950 / year.

How long does it take and how does the Whisby implementation look like?

Whisby is ready within 24 hours, but usually it is a few hours. The implementation comes down to choosing the right package and answering 3 questions in the registration form. Access details and the first invoice are sent electronically.

How many employees are required to operate the Whisby reporting channel?

With a small number of notifications, one employee is enough to process them. This task may be delegated to a person responsible for legal or human resources. Whisby does not require support by the IT department.

Timeline of the EU directive

From the entry into force of the directive up to the deadlines for implementation
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The directive comes into effect

The Whistleblower Protection Directive entered into force on 16 December 2019

16 December 2019
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Date of implementation of the channel for legal entities

Legal entities with 250 or more employees must activate internal reporting channels by 17 December 2021

17 December 2021
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Exception for entities with 50-249 employees

Legal entities with 50-259 employees must have internal reporting channels in place by 17 December 2023

17 December 2023
17 December 2021

First term – all entities from the public and private sector.

17 December 2023

Second term – all private entities with 50 to 249 employees.

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    Support of EU languages

    Use Whisby in the language of your choice - system and response procedures available in multiple languages.

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    Anonymous and safe

    In line with the principle of confidentiality of the identity of whistleblowers, the identity is hidden and secure.

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    Multiple users

    Any number of users investigating reports in the extended version of Whisby.

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    Case management

    Internal mechanisms for reporting and responding to irregularities sent by Whistleblowers.

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Comprehensive Reporting Channel

Ready Whisby tool, which meets all the requirements of the eu directive 2019/1937 on the protection of persons who report violations, the so-called whisteblowing directive.

Whistleblower Protection System

In line with the EU Directive 2019/1937, Whisby is a ready channel for internal reporting of irregularities and whistleblower protection.

Public and private sector

Regardless of the sector (public or private), it is a ready-made solution for large and medium-sized companies that must create internal mechanisms for reporting and responding to irregularities.

Obligation to implement the system

First implementation date for the public and private sector – 17 December 2021
The second deadline for the private sector with 50-249 employees – 17 December 2023

Ready reporting and responding procedures

Whisby provides a comprehensive system for handling irregularities reporting, handling and whistleblower protection with ready-made instructions and automatic notifications.

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