Cabinet approves whistleblower protection bill

  • Date: 2019-05-02
  • Source: Department of Information Services, Executive Yuan

The Cabinet on Thursday approved a draft bill on protections for whistleblowers in the public and private sectors.

Premier Su Tseng-chang said whistleblower protection is an important mechanism in the effort to promote clean governance and fight corruption. It also meets society’s expectations and demonstrates the high value Taiwan attaches to clean government.

The draft bill defines the scope of whistleblowing in the public and private sectors, the procedures for whistleblowing, and protections for whistleblower rights, the premier said. In addition to encouraging people to report wrongdoing and help combat illegal activities, the bill aims to protect the interests of whistleblowers in the workplace and minimize the impact on their everyday lives.

The bill, drafted by the Ministry of Justice, will be sent to the Legislature for deliberation.