Spanish Law Regulating the Protection of Persons Who Report Infringements Has Been Published

February 2023
Region: Europe

On 21 February 2023, Law 2/2023, regulating the protection of persons who report regulatory infringements and the fight against corruption (commonly referred to as “whistleblowing regulations”), was published in the Official State Gazette (BOE). It transposes Directive (EU) 2019/1937 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2019, known as the Whistleblowing Directive.

The purpose of this directive is twofold: on the one hand, to protect citizens who report breaches of the law and, on the other hand, to strengthen the information culture.