Whistleblower Directive

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On April 26, 2022, the groundbreaking case United States ex rel. Markus v. Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. proceeded to trial in the Eastern District of California. This first-of-its-kind case—wherein a qui tam relator attempted to hold his former employer accountable using the False Claims Act for its alleged cybersecurity fraud—was certain to be a bellwether

By amending the “Sapin II” law, France has become the fourth EU country to transpose the EU Whistleblower Directive as of 21 March 2022, following Denmark, Sweden and Portugal.

Sapin II introduced, in December 2016, mandatory whistleblowing schemes (amongst other things) for certain private and public sector organisations.

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On 21 March 2022, France enacted