Is a DAO required to report suspicious or illegal activities within the organization?

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  • Germany
  • Italy


No, in principle there are no explicit reporting obligations of illegal activities. Exceptions are regulated in the German Criminal Code (StGB) for particularly serious criminal offenses, such as high treason or robbery and predatory extortion.

Phil Hamacher

Insolvency, Tax, Crypto, DAO


No, in general private entities are not required to disclose
suspicious and illegal activities. Italian law only provides
few cases (very limited) of criminal obligations to report
crimes, but said obligations relates to very serious crimes
(e.g., certain crimes against the State).

Lydia Mendola

IP lawyer

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