What is and what is the purpose of whistleblower protection?

In 2019, a directive of the European Parliament and the Council of the EU was adopted at the level of the European Union) 2019/1937 of 23 October 2019 on the protection of persons who report violations of Union law. According to this legislation, there is effective and comprehensive protection of whistleblowers, i.e. persons which will report illegal actions in connection with work, an essential element of the fight against corruption and part of a functioning legal state. Whistleblowers save not only public and private finances means, but they can also contribute to the protection of public health, save lives, help prevent ecological disasters, etc. Individual member states adopted their transposition laws in connection with the directive, in the Czech Republic to the Republic, it is Act No. 171/2023, on the protection of whistleblowers.


  • Who can report?
    Anyone who, in connection with work or other similar activity, learned about illegal action.
  • What is reported?
    Violation or imminent violation according to valid and effective legislation.
  • How to report?
    Communication channel ensuring the confidentiality of the information provided, protection both the whistleblower and the reported person and their personal data.

Communication channels of the Institute

To make an announcement, use one of the following channels, primarily use www.oznam.to:

  • Electronically: oznam.to (www.oznamovatel.justice.cz, PIN available on the intranet)
  • Příslušná osoba: JUDr. Robert Pecka
    tel +420 123 456 789
  • In writing to the address:
    Ústav informatiky AV ČR
    Pod Vodárenskou věži 271/2
    182 00 Praha