Portugal implemented the EU Whistleblowing Directive on 20 December 2021 by Law 93/2001, bringing it into force on 18 June 2022. The Portuguese Whistleblowing Law is called “Regime geral de proteção de denunciantes de infrações (RGPDI)”, that means “general whistleblower protection scheme”.
As of June 18, 2022, all private and public entities with 50 or more employees and municipalities with 10,000 or more inhabitants must establish internal reporting channels.
Portuguese branches of companies with foreign headquarters are also subject to this rule.
Reporting channels within the organization must include the following requirements: