On the 18th of February, the Whistleblower Protection Act came into force. From now on, legal entities of 250 employees or more must have adapted their whistleblowing procedure and have designated one or more independent persons to receive and/or follow up on whistleblower reports. This also applies to all parties in the financial sector and all organisations required to comply with anti-money laundering legislation, regardless of their size. Legal entities with 50-249 employees still have until the 17th of December to prepare for this.
What does the Whistleblower Protection Act mean for you? What has changed? When is a report a whistleblower report? What role does the confidential adviser play? And what do you have to change? During our course on March 8, we will discuss this in detail.
On the 24th of January 2023, the Senate passed the Dutch Whistleblower Protection Act without further discussion. Then, on the 3rd of February, they sent a letter to the minister asking for further explanation of the law in response to questions from employees at NPO, the Dutch public broadcasting organization. A strange course of action.
16 March: Webinar on the Whistleblowers Protection Act for Adfiz members
21 March: Geert Vermeulen will speak during a session on 'The Ethical Use of Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning and Data Analytics' at the SCCE conference in Amsterdam together with Tatiana Caldas - Löttiger
5 and 7 April: Online course 'How to set up an anti-bribery and corruption programme' via EIMF in Cyprus
21 April: Meeting for non-Dutch-speaking ethics & compliance officers in the Netherlands
11 May: Online course 'How to coordinate an internal investigation' via EIMF in Cyprus