IMPORTANT! From December 2021, new legislation applies to strengthened protection for whistleblowers in all EU countries, which affects all companies and authorities with at least 50 employees, read more here…
A whistleblower system does not have to be expensive or complicated. Even in larger organizations, it is quite unusual with reports from whistleblowers, most smaller organizations will probably never receive any report at all.
For the vast majority, a safe and secure technical report channel and a strategy with the management on how to handle irregularities are therefore sufficient.
Case management systems are certainly useful for large organizations but add unnecessary and expensive complexity to smaller organizations. They also require a very high level of security as they are exposed to the internet and constantly risk burglary and information theft of extremely sensitive information. And whistleblowers are skeptical of systems where, for example, they have to create an account and log in, etc., especially if they want to remain anonymous.
ANON::form is a unique solution where everything is unnecessarily scaled away so that what remains is an extremely secure and anonymous technical report channel. Easy to embed in existing website and easy to use for both notifiers and recipients. Cost effective, you only pay for what you really need.
ANON::form is suitable for all types of reporting of sensitive information and is a safe alternative also for obtaining news tips for you who are a journalist.
TIP! Our basic package also includes a secure contact form, you get two secure channels for your most important communication from your website. This is important as everything related to your customer contacts is highly interesting for several reasons.
We can also help you create a simple strategy for how to handle reports of irregularities in your organization, usually 2-3 meetings that we take digitally are enough. Get in touch for more information.
|Important safety; Encryption between endpoints (E2EE), secure transmission via SSL / TLS, meets the requirements of EU/GDPR, EU/Schrems II, CH/revFADP, UK/FCA, US/SOX, PCI-DSS, HIPAA and NIST, data is stored encrypted in secure servers, all servers are in the EU and Switzerland.|
|Anonymity; the reporting can, through the system’s technical solution and structure, not be traced to a person or use a computer unless the person reporting himself chooses to provide his contact information.|
|Customizable; own domain and form design can be used, available in several languages that can also be linked to different domains, supports encrypted attachment. With our WordPress plugin, you are up and running in no time.|
|Flexible; works equally well for internal and external channels and administrators, the same form can be used with alternative choices of administrators such as employers, professional representatives and external law firms.|
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What you need to know about so-called Whistleblowers
Whistleblowers have long had a negative connotation, but constitute a very important function in society because they are often the ones who discover serious misconduct in the workplace, such as suspicions of irregularities, corruption, harassment and crime.
Despite the fact that many countries have legislation to protect whistleblowers, many are reluctant to report. In a survey from Transparency International, for example, 35% of EU citizens surveyed answered that the risk of retaliation is the biggest obstacle to reporting irregularities.
The problem has now been raised at EU level and from 2021 onwards, new EU rules (2019/19378) will apply that will be implemented in the legislation of all member states.
The EU is committed to having a well functioning democratic system based on the rule of law. That includes providing a high level of protection across the Union to those whistle-blowers who have the courage to speak up. No one should risk their reputation or job for exposing illegal behaviours.— Anna-Maja Henriksson, Finland’s Minister of Justice
In short, the new rules mean that public activities and companies with more than 50 employees, municipalities with more than 10,000 inhabitants and organizations that are sensitive to money laundering or terrorist financing will be obliged to create safe, effective and efficient reporting channels that guarantee protection against whistleblower retaliation.
Anyone who uses the channels must dare to trust that confidentiality and anonymity are maintained throughout the process.
ANON::form offers a secure technical solution for creating internal and external reporting channels that meet all statutory requirements (and little more).