In Process

EU Whistleblowing Directive – Italy

“Protezione dei segnalanti di illeciti”

Whistleblowers protection already in place

Italy has a Whistleblowing Protection legislation in place since 2017. However, it needs to be improved in order to meet the minimum requirements of the Directive.

The current legislation only applies within the scope of a legal entity’s administrative liability, in terms of reporting channels and a prohibition on discrimination. The content of the disclosure is also very narrow in contrast to the EU Directive, concerning specific crimes, including corporate or environmental crime.

Current implementation status

Since April 2021, the Italian Government is mandated to begin the transposition of the Directive into national law.

Very little public information is available and there is no draft proposal published for public consultation or analysis.

Italy missed the deadline for implementation, and the lack of transparency in the process has been criticized.

Next steps

The Italian Government has been advised to have a more transparent and inclusive process for the upcoming stages of transposing the EU Directive into national law.

In anticipation, you can 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