Protecting Whistleblower: Handling their Concerns

24.06.2019 - 25.06.2019

Veranstaltungsort: 2361 Laxenburg, Österreich, Münchendorfer Straße 2, IACA campus

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Whistleblowers are often the first to see wrongdoing occur and can allow organisations to respond pro-actively before the damaging effects of corruption cause irreparable harm. Whistleblowers take professional and personal risks in coming forward, possible retaliation and isolation from colleagues and the potential loss of career if their concern is not well received. Private sector organisations are increasingly establishing whistleblowing procedures. Many whistleblower protection laws in different jurisdictions now place obligations upon the recipients of concerns to protect whistleblowers. If implemented, proposals for an EU Directive on the protection of whistleblowers will place express requirements on many organisations to establish whistleblowing procedures. In addition, the U.S. Sarbanes-Oxley Act and ISO:37001 (anti-bribery systems) requires organisations to establish systems allowing employees raise concerns anonymously. Organisations are increasingly looking towards electronic whistleblowing platforms as a way of providing a safe space to raise concerns.

The purpose of the seminar is to provide explanation and expert analysis of the current international developments on whistleblowing protection and the impact of these developments for states and organisations. Participants will then hear insights on how whistleblowing concerns are handled in practice from the perspective of a senior compliance professional and a representative from a regulatory authority.

The seminar will consist of lectures, interactive classroom and panel discussion, and networking opportunities.

Professionals from around the world who are involved with the business sector in compliance, anti-corruption, law, audit, or related fields are encouraged to register.

Details
  • 24-25 June 2019
  • IACA Campus
  • Tuition: 422.- EUR - for discounts please refer to the IACA event page
  • Language: English
  • Registration Deadline: 14 June 2019
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