Iceland: Parliament passes whistleblowing act
The Icelandic Parliament passed, on 12 May 2020, Act no. 40 of 19 May 2020 on Protection of Whistleblowing ('the Whistleblowing Act'). In particular, the Whistleblowing Act applies to employees who disclose information in good faith about violations of the law in both public and private companies and addresses, among other things, the protection of employees when making such disclosures and the implementation of whistleblowing procedures in the workplace. In addition, the Whistleblowing Act provides that the State Labour Inspectorate will be responsible for monitoring the aforementioned procedures set out by employers. The Whistleblowing Act will enter into force, on 1 January 2021, except for Article 7(2)(a) on the duty of confidentiality which is already in force.
You can read the Whistleblowing Act, only available in Icelandic, here.