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Whistleblower Protection Act now in force
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.
10 Steps for implementing the Dutch Whistleblower Protection Act
The time has finally come: the Dutch Whistleblower Protection Act has been adopted by parliament. We expect it will inter into force within a few weeks. This article contains a 10-step plan for introducing or revising your whistleblowing procedure. You can also request our whitepaper.
Whistleblower Protection Act passed by the House of Representatives
It took a while, but the Dutch Whistleblower Protection Act was finally adopted by the House of Representatives on December 20. Much to our surprise, quite a few amendments and motions were also adopted, for instance on sanctions and anonymous reporting channels.
DWDD demonstrates: Dutch Whistleblower Protection act still insufficiently protects reporters
The news about the bullying behaviour at the Dutch tv-show “De Wereld Draait Door” (DWDD) could hardly be missed in the Dutch media in the last couple of weeks. Many co-workers were aware of it, but nobody did anything to stop it. These cases can and should be handled better.
Status of the Dutch Whistleblower Protection Act
And again there is a delay. Parliament (the Lower House) is now scheduled discuss and vote on the Whistleblower Protection Act in the week of December 5. After that it still has to be approved by the Senate. Though increasingly unlikely, it is still possible that the new law will enter into force in January 2023. But there are still some items for discussion.
Latest developments Whistleblowers Protection Act
The Dutch Whistleblowers Protection Act has not yet been passed into law. In October, the Lower House will consider the bill again. After the Lower House, the Senate also still needs to adopt the Act. Nevertheless, we expect that this will not take long, now that the pressure from the European Commission is mounting.