EDPS: Data protection and Whistleblowing

EDPS, Guidelines on processing personal information within a whistleblowing procedure (pdf):
[...] The EDPS Guidelines are designed to help EU institutions and bodies prepare and implement their whistleblowing procedures so that they comply with the obligations set out in the data protection Regulation (REG 45/2001) applicable to the EU administration. In particular, the Guidelines recommend how EU bodies define safe channels for staff to report fraud, ensure the confidentiality of information received and protect the identities of the whistleblower, the accused and anyone else connected to the case. [...]

Source: EDPS press release (pdf)