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New EU Guidelines Prompt Review of Transatlantic Whistleblowing Schemes

01 April 2006

The Privacy Advisor

On February 1, the Article 29 Working Party adopted a long-awaited opinion with guidelines on how to implement whistleblowing schemes in Europe to comply with EU data privacy rules. These Guidelines were preceded by a sequence of events involving several unsuccessful attempts by multinationals to implement whistleblowing schemes in France and Germany. This article highlights the most important precedents in the EU so far as well as the substance of the Guidelines.

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