Finland may be one of the world’s least corrupt countries, but it’s not doing enough to protect the identities of whistleblowers after they come forward, according to the OECD. It’s a problem the Finns want to solve.
A working group at Finland’s justice ministry has proposed setting up a way for residents to report corruption anonymously online.
As reported by YLE online, the group says individuals should be able to report cases of suspected crimes carried out by government officials or workers — without the risk of retribution.
A separate, special investigatory working group is being set up by the ministry, and is expected to convene in the coming months.
The proposal is part of the government’s strategy to combat the grey economy and economic crime, according to the ministry.