Does anyone who publicly discloses information have a right to protection?

(Article 28)

People who publicly disclose violations (in the media or other forms of making information available to the public) will receive protection in the following cases:

  • When the person has filed a complaint through internal and external channels or directly through external channels and appropriate measures have not been taken within the corresponding deadlines.
  • When the person has reasonable grounds to think that the infringement may constitute an imminent or manifest danger to the public interest.
  • When the person has reasonable grounds to think that, if he submits an external complaint, there is a risk of reprisals or there is little probability that the information will be treated effectively given the particular circumstances of the case.