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Whistleblowing and self-reporting

Whistleblowing

Are whistleblowers protected in your jurisdiction?

Although Italian law is silent on this matter, Parliament is discussing a draft law specifically regarding whistleblowing. As such, changes are expected in the near future.

Self-reporting

Is it common for leniency to be shown to organisations that self-report and/or cooperate with authorities? If so, what process must be followed?

At present, Italian law is silent on this matter.

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