EU Parliament Approves Whistleblower Protection Bill

Law360 (April 16, 2019, 1:23 PM EDT) -- Those reporting corporate crimes may soon have better protections across the European Union thanks to a directive approved Tuesday by the European Parliament that would set blocwide rules to protect whistleblowers who expose corporate wrongdoing.

European Parliament members at Tuesday’s plenary session in Strasbourg, France. The Parliament voted overwhelmingly to expand protections for whistleblowers, including those who expose tax violations. (AP) The body voted by an overwhelming majority in favor of whistleblower protections in a variety of areas, including the tax field, which has been the source of high-profile scandals such as LuxLeaks and Panama Papers. The rules were approved by a vote of 591-29...

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