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What is Whistleblowing?

Whistleblowing, the act of reporting wrongdoing within a company, is one of the largest forms of detection of fraud and corruption and one of the best methods for the prevention of commercial crime. Yet, there are still individuals who, due to fear of retaliation, do not report any wrongdoings as there is a perception that these whistle blowers are not afforded enough protection.

With the implementation of the Whistle blower Protection Directive which deals with the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law, the EU is requiring employers to implement effective procedures for reporting of this wrongdoing and provides protection to those employees who are seeking protection or retribution from exposing and disclosing wrongdoing.

At RSM Malta, we will be able to provide you with the following whistleblowing related services:

  • Gap analysis & implementation of policies and procedures
  • Awareness Training to staff members
  • Training to the Whistleblower Reporting Officer (WRO) or Unit
  • Outsourcing Whistleblower Function
  • Ongoing Whistleblower Support
  • Anonymous Fraud Hotline & Reporting Service

For more details please visit: www.rsm.global/malta/service/fraud-prevention

EU Whistleblower Protection – Compliance Guide: Part 1 – Introduction

With the implementation of Directive (EU) 2019/1937 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23rd October 2019 on the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law (also known as the "Whistleblower Protection Directive"), the EU is sending a strong message that those employees seeking protection or retribution from exposing and disclosing wrongdoing, will receive it.

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EU Whistleblower Protection – Compliance Guide: Part 2 – Disclosures and Protection

The disclosing of information and the protection of the reporters of this information is the key subject of the Whistleblowing Protection Directive. This next part will focus on what are protected disclosures, who can report wrongdoings and what protection is afforded to these individuals.

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EU Whistleblower Protection – Compliance Guide: Part 3 – Role of the Whistleblowing Reporting Unit

In this post of our 4 part series, we will be focusing on the procedures set out in the Directive in terms of internal and external reporting and public disclosures. However, in this post we will be focusing on the role of the Whistleblowing Reporting Officer (or Unit) in relation to the internal reporting of breaches or unlawful actions. 

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EU Whistleblower Protection – Compliance Guide: Part 3 – Role of the Whistleblowing Reporting Unit

EU Whistleblower Protection – Compliance Guide: Part 4 – Disclosure Procedures

This post will deal with the minimum requirements set out for all three types of disclosures and how this can be used to increase transparency, compliance, and prevention of unlawful actions within your organisation.

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Whistleblowing: An insight into reporting of misconduct in Malta

Several governments globally, including the EU and Malta, have developed and implemented whistleblower protection regulations and legislation, with the main purpose to protect whistleblowers, also known as reporting persons.

The Maltese Government introduced this legislation in 2013 (Protection of the Whistleblower Act (CAP. 527) of 2013) and with the implementation of Directive (EU) 2019/1937 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23rd October 2019 on the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law (also known as the "Whistleblower Protection Directive"), the EU is sending a strong message that those employees seeking protection or retribution from exposing and disclosing wrongdoing, will receive it.

Read more here.