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Whistleblower schemes in the Nordic region

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calendar 4 November 2021
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Read this document to get valuable information on the new whistleblower scheme requirements in the Nordic region. We will go through the most important parts of the new requirements in both Denmark and Sweden and discuss what the new rules mean in practice. All it takes is a IUNO+ subscription.

Focus

A new Act on the protection of whistleblowers was passed in Denmark in June, and Sweden has just passed an Act similar changes. In Denmark, the new Act will enter into force latest 17 December 2021, and the same is expected for Sweden, in line with the implementation deadline in the EU directive.

The changes will have huge importance for companies with 50 employees or more, as the new rules include an obligation to establish a whistleblower scheme. In the document, we will go through the most important parts of the new requirements in both Denmark and Sweden and discuss what the new rules mean in practice.

Among other things, we will discuss:

  • Who must establish whistleblower schemes?
  • Who can report?
  • What can be reported?
  • How will a whistleblower be protected?
  • In practice, how should a whistleblower scheme be implemented?
  • What requirements must a whistleblower scheme satisfy?
  • GDPR and other considerations
  • Sanctions in case of non-compliance

This document will give you an overview of the new rules on whistleblower schemes in the Nordic. Your company can therefore afterwards already start getting ready to tackle the new rules.

Focus

A new Act on the protection of whistleblowers was passed in Denmark in June, and Sweden has just passed an Act similar changes. In Denmark, the new Act will enter into force latest 17 December 2021, and the same is expected for Sweden, in line with the implementation deadline in the EU directive.

The changes will have huge importance for companies with 50 employees or more, as the new rules include an obligation to establish a whistleblower scheme. In the document, we will go through the most important parts of the new requirements in both Denmark and Sweden and discuss what the new rules mean in practice.

Among other things, we will discuss:

  • Who must establish whistleblower schemes?
  • Who can report?
  • What can be reported?
  • How will a whistleblower be protected?
  • In practice, how should a whistleblower scheme be implemented?
  • What requirements must a whistleblower scheme satisfy?
  • GDPR and other considerations
  • Sanctions in case of non-compliance

This document will give you an overview of the new rules on whistleblower schemes in the Nordic. Your company can therefore afterwards already start getting ready to tackle the new rules.

Anders

Etgen Reitz

Partner

Søren

Hessellund Klausen

Partner

Kirsten

Astrup

Senior associate

Sofie

Aurora Braut Bache

Senior associate

Cecillie

Groth Henriksen

Associate

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This content requires a IUNO+ subscription. With IUNO+ you will, among other things, have access to all documents and videos from our events. You get the opportunity to gain knowledge on legal subjects over and over again. 

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The team

Aage

Krogh

Partner

Akina

Ørum Masaki

Legal Advisor

Alexandra

Jensen

Legal Advisor

Amalie

Starup Poulsen

Legal Advisor

Anders

Etgen Reitz

Partner

Cecillie

Groth Henriksen

Associate

Emma

Sandner

Junior legal assistant

Johan

Gustav Dein

Associate

Jonathan

Villemoes Andersen

Junior legal assistant

Julie

Meyer

Legal assistant

Kirsten

Astrup

Senior associate

Lucca

Powers Bates

Senior legal assistant

Madeleine

Grønning Madsen

Junior legal assistant

Matilde

Grønlund Jakobsen

Associate

Signe

Kræmer Pedersen

Senior legal assistant

Sofie

Aurora Braut Bache

Senior associate

Søren

Hessellund Klausen

Partner

Victoria

Valentin Olsen

Senior legal assistant