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Top French authority demands law to protect whistleblowers

Published:Thursday | April 14, 2016 | 12:00 AM

France's top administrative authority has urged the

government to pass a new law aimed specifically at better protecting whistle-blowers and making sure their warnings aren't ignored.

The Council of State made a series of proposals yesterday, including a legal guarantee that whistle-blowers be shielded from retaliatory measures from companies or others and that their names aren't made public.

The top French administrative court, which is also in charge of advising the government in drawing up bills, further recommended that it be made compulsory for government agencies to let whistle-blowers know how their warnings were followed up on.

Private companies were urged to do the same.