Why an online whistleblowing platform is the best solution

For those of you who wish to help your employees and students, we compared the alternatives to FaceUp.

FaceUp vs Email

Whistleblowers hardly use emails. They usually consider emails to be a signal of lack of interest from the employer, and would rather rely on external organisations. With email, anonymity can not be guaranteed since corporate IT may have access and there is always a risk of a data leak. Furthermore, emails can end up in spam folders and you may not respond in time.

Email

Data safety is difficult to achieve

Does not allow voice submission, only text

May fall into spam resulting in late responses

FaceUp

Anonymity and data safety guaranteed

Allows both voice and text submission

Nothing gets lost, you always receive SMS notifications

User-friendly administration, all in one place

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FaceUp vs Physical Mailbox

How do you follow up on an anonymous report in a physical mailbox? How do you find out the necessary details and investigate the issue further? With FaceUp, you don’t have to play detective. You can continue to communicate with the whistleblower directly through the system while maintaining their anonymity. Whistleblowers are often worried to be seen using a physical mailbox.

Physical Mailbox

Unavailable to whistleblowers outside your organisation

Does not comply with EU Whistleblowing Directive

You cannot communicate with the whistleblower

FaceUp

You can communicate with the whistleblower and resolve their issue

Meets the requirements of the EU Whistleblowing Directive

Available anytime and anywhere, 24/7

Accessible to all potential whistleblowers

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Our online platform wins in every way

La protezione del whistleblower

La protezione del whistleblower: The EU Whistleblowing Directive is Coming to Italy

On December 9th, 2022, the Italian Government approved a draft implementing the EU Whistleblowing Directive into national law.    The draft expands the retaliation protection for whistleblowers in Italy. Previously, only employees were protected from retaliation. Now the list of those protected after making a report includes: self-employed workers, external workers, shareholders, facilitators of the whistleblowing process, paid and unpaid trainees and even third-party members such as the whistleblower’s colleagues and relatives.   The new law is expected to affect all private sector organizations with 50 or more employees. These organizations must install internal and external whistleblowing channels which ensure the whistlelblower’s confidentiality should they come forward.  Is your organization ready for the new Italian law?  The EU Whistleblowing Directive will take effect in Italy soon. Get a secure and anonymous whistleblowing channel to meet the legislative requirements of Italy and help whistleblowers speak up. Do you need advice on how to effectively introduce a whistleblowing platform in Italy? Sources:  https://www.whistleblowingmonitor.eu/country/italyhttps://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=d003706d-7bcc-4a33-897d-381e77fda723https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=304bcca7-5449-486d-b1cb-cb5800201593
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Helena Jezkova

2023-01-26T16:20:50.291Zmin read

Whistleblower-laki: The EU Whistleblowing Directive in Finland

Finland’s Whistleblower Act went into effect on January 1st, 2023. Private sector employers with at least 250 employees and public sector employers with 50 or more employees will be required to set up a whistleblowing channel by April 1st, 2023.  Private sector organizations with 50-249 employees will have until December 17th, 2023 to put a whistleblowing channel in place.  The Finnish government will allow certain organizations to have joint whistleblowing channels that receives notifications, verifies their validity and/or carries out investigations to ascertain their validity. However, this does not excuse individual organizations from their legal obligations.  Finally, the Office of the Chancellor of Justice in Finland established an external reporting channel for whistleblowers on the 1st of January 2023. Is your organization ready for the new Finnish law?  Finland's new whistleblowing law went into effect on January 1st, 2023, meaning that all companies with 250 employees or more must have whistleblowing channels in place by April 1st.   Get a secure and anonymous whistleblowing channel to meet the legislative requirements of Finland and help whistleblowers speak up. Do you need advice on how to effectively introduce a whistleblowing platform in Finland? Sources:  https://www.finlex.fi/fi/laki/alkup/2022/20221171https://raja.fi/en/whistleblower-protection#:~:text=The%20Whistleblower%20Act%20entered%20into,breach%20via%20a%20reporting%20channel.https://iuslaboris.com/insights/whistleblowing-in-finland-legislation-finally-published/?utm_source=mondaq&utm_medium=syndication&utm_term=Employment-and-HR&utm_content=articleoriginal&utm_campaign=articlehttps://www.mondaq.com/whistleblowing/1265708/whistleblowing-in-finland-legislation-finally-published
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Helena Jezkova

2023-01-26T10:32:12.440Zmin read
Belgium whistleblowing

Belgium’s New Whistleblowing Law: What You Need to Know

On December 15th 2022 Belgium passed a bill transposing the EU Whistleblowing Directive into national law.  Here is what you need to know: The law will establish 3 whistleblowing channels each with their own rules: an in-company channel, an external channel to the authorities and a channel to the press. With few exceptions, all legal entities with 50 to 249 employees will have until December 17th, 2023 to establish internal whistleblowing channels. Organizations with 250 employees or more must have these channels in place when the law enters into force on February 15th 2023.   The Belgian law provides strong protection for whistleblowers against retaliation. Awards equal to 18-26 weeks' salary will be given to employees who are punished for stepping forward. Finally, the law expands on the EU Whistleblowing Directive. In Belgium reports on tax fraud and social fraud will also be protected. Is your organization prepared?  Belgium’s new whistleblowing law will go into effect on February 15 2023, meaning that all companies with 250 employees or more must have whistleblowing channels in place by that date.   Get a secure and anonymous whistleblowing channel to meet the legislative requirements of Belgium and help whistleblowers speak up.  Do you need advice on how to effectively introduce a whistleblowing platform in Belgium? Sources https://www.brusselstimes.com/327497/whistleblowers-to-receive-improved-protection-in-belgiumhttps://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/new-whistleblowing-rules-for-belgium-5258202/https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=e9417577-4f54-490a-8537-3a78bc428cb2https://www.lexology.com/commentary/employment-immigration/belgium/altius/belgian-whistle-blowing-act-published-in-belgian-state-gazette
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Helena Jezkova

2023-01-26T09:36:49.494Zmin read

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