On March 19, 2019, the Commission introduced eLeniency, a new online tool for submitting documents and corporate statements in the context of leniency and settlement procedures in cartel and non-cartel cooperation cases. Available 24/7, eLeniency allows for submissions independent of location or regular Commission business hours. Submissions are made via Web interface directly into the Commission’s server, and printing and saving functionalities are disabled on the applicant’s end. According to the Commission, eLeniency is functionally equivalent to the currently used oral submission procedure, intended to reduce the risk of leniency statements becoming discoverable in (US) civil litigation. Applicants remain free, however, to choose between the new tool and the pre-existing procedure, which is still available as an alternative.