Romania: Whistleblower Protection Act from 2004

By adopting Law No 571/2004 on the protection of whistleblowers from the public sector, Romania was an early pioneer on the subject of whistleblowers and their protection. The law encourages employees of public authorities and national corporations to report corruption and malpractices. Whistleblowers are free to choose whether they report to a superior or directly to the public.

However, there are special provisions in competition and/or anti-trust law, where, since 3 March 2016, every private person has been able to report to an anonymous platform of the Competition Council.

Many Romanian companies have been using compliance systems with whisteblower protection to gain a competitive advantage in the market.

See Lexology at: https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=21bb2d32-3ac7-47e3-8dd9-286562d2db48 (accessed on 04.06.2020).