Concern over EU Trade Secrets Directive

Whistleblowers may be unable to use company emails, phone records or financial data

27th June, 2018
TII said it believes that the directive will impact protections for whistleblowers in Ireland. Pic: iStock

Transparency International Ireland has contacted opposition TDs and the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation over its concerns about government plans to introduce the EU Trade Secrets Directive. TII said it believes that the directive will impact protections for whistleblowers in Ireland.

The directive will amend section 5(7) of the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 and, if introduced, will require a worker to show that they acted for the ‘purpose of protecting the general public interest’...

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