In Process

EU Whistleblowing Directive – Estonia

“Rikkumisest teavitaja kaitse seaduse eelnõu”


Whistleblowers protection already in place

Estonia doesn’t have a comprehensive whistleblowing protection law in place. 

Some laws have provisions relevant to whistleblowing such as the Anti-Corrutpion Act 2012, the Penal Code and the Witness Protection Act.

Current implementation status

The new bill for whistleblowers protection has been published on December 16th, 2021. It was then sent to the Estonian Parliament for reviews.

The new provisions of the bill include:

  • An expansion of the material scope of the Directive, covering a wide range of breaches occurring in a course of work
  • Prohibition of retaliation including for anonymous reports
  • Penalties for use of coercive measures

The draft law has been approved by Government on December 16th, 2021 and is estimated to come into force on June 1st, 2022.


Next steps

Evaluate your reporting system in place and highlight areas of improvement with our self-assessment template.

Get a Head Start 

Having a flexible platform that can adapt to any legislation and regulations can give you a great head start. With Whispli, you can build up your solution according to your current needs, and modify it at any time. 

You can start by complying to the minimum requirement of the EU Directive today and adjust to your local legislation later. 

Get in touch with one of our expert and get a guided demo to see how Whispli can help your Organization to comply with the Directive.



Whistleblowing Assessment Template