The EU’s new directive and associated legislation requiring that even smaller organizations must have a functioning whistleblower channel can feel like another heavy demand on an already large bureaucracy.
In short, the directive is about there being an internal process to deal with irregularities in the organisation. And at least one secure and anonymous whistleblower channel for reporting.
HINT! In our article Whistleblowers; your optimal guide to the EU directive, you will find everything you need to know about the directive.
It doesn’t have to be expensive and complicated at all.
The vast majority do well with a secure and anonymous whistleblower channel that can be created with a secure form from ANON::form in the existing website/CMS such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal or Wix.
Complement the whistleblower channel with a free Proton secure email account, a whistleblowing policy and an internal process for handling reported irregularities.
This is how the solution works:
- A person surfs to the form on your website and fills in what is to be reported. The form data is already encrypted in the browser and sent through an encrypted channel to the e-mail account at Proton that the administrator has access to.
- The submitted report is decrypted in the Proton account (and forwarded to the administrator’s e-mail client via Proton Mail Bridge and decrypted there).
- The report is processed according to the internal process your organization has created to handle this. If the whistleblower has registered an email address for contact, you can communicate via Proton’s secure email.
Do this (all links open in a new window ):
- Read the article How to create a simple and cheap whistleblower solution
- Create a free Proton account (or buy a subscription if you want to receive reports in e.g. Outlook). Read more about how to create a free account with Proton
- Buy a suitable subscription from ANON::form, you will find full instructions in the article Subscription secure web forms
- Create a whistleblower policy using ANON::form’s free template or the dynamically created policy included in the E2EE Form Basic subscription. Embed the policy or a link to it on the same page as you embed the form in point 4
As you can see, it is easy to create a cost-effective whistleblowing solution that meets all regulatory requirements.
If you need practical help, please contact our partner Schuetten Consulting Ab Ltd, who are also the ones who created the ANON::form service.