New international standard for whistleblower systems

11 augusti, 2021

There is a new international standard for whistleblower systems, ISO 37002: 2021. The standard is a guidance and will be handy as the new whistleblower EU legislation comes into force at the end of the year. 

National committees have participated in the work and Lantero has been part of the Swedish committee under SIS management. 

Overall, it can be said that it is a document developed to be as useful as possible for companies and organizations in all countries, regardless of local legislation. The standard therefore aims to take on different perspectives on relevant issues and problems, and give the tools to assess risks depending on the organizations own conditions. The standard is less focused on how to handle specific legislation.

From Lantero's perspective, the standard could have been clearer on information security issues and more clearly highlighted the risks that apply to internal investigators of whistleblower cases, but in general the standard covers most important issues in the area.

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