In September, ACC and its Europe chapter drafted a position paper in response to the European Commission’s proposal on whistleblower protection. The Commission’s proposal would require internal reporting of suspected wrongdoing before a whistleblower could report to public authorities or the press. In its paper, ACC agrees with the Commission’s tiered reporting approach to ensure whistleblower allegations are reviewed first internally, prior to being released to the authorities or the public. ACC also notes the importance of maintaining confidentiality protections as part of the directive. ACC will continue to monitor the proposal and proposed amendments.
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