Does the Directive admit anonymous reports?

The Directive has not made a clear commitment to anonymous reporting.

European Law already had regulatory instruments that provided for specific measures to protect reporting persons in certain sectors (air safety, maritime transport safety, nuclear facilities ...) and also facilitated anonymous reporting in some areas, for example, protection of the Union's financial interests before the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF; Article 5.1 of the Regulation of Regulation 883/2013, of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 11 September, concerning investigations conducted by OLAF).

This Directive complements and expands the existing elements of protection of reporting persons in the sectors already provided and new sectors are added, however, as regards the scope of the Directive, the faculty is left to the Member States to decide whether public or private entities and competent authorities should accept and process, or not, anonymous complaints of infractions.

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Article 6.2 of the Directive