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Keeping a secret in the digital era: New legislation on Trade Secrets incoming
In the first of our series on the upcoming Trade Secrets Directive published here last month, my colleague James Froud warned readers that the greatest threat to tech companies’ trade secrets getting out is often the very people who work for the company themselves. Whilst this “insider threat” can of course never be eradicated, he explained how the new Trade Secrets Directive from Europe means that companies operating across EU Member States should be able to better manage that risk in the future, provided they get their internal policies and employment contracts in order before the Directive comes into force.
Read more at: http://www.itproportal.com/2016/03/08/keeping

 

 

Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act Progresses in Congress

The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2015,[1] a bill to establish a federal cause of action for trade secret misappropriation, has continued its progress through Congress with a favorable hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on December 2, 2015, that led to unanimous committee approval of an amended version on January 28, 2016. The bill was originally introduced in identical form in both the House and the Senate, and enjoys bipartisan sponsorship and support in both bodies. Indeed, both Republican and Democratic senators and the majority of witnesses at the hearing voiced unabashed support for the bill.

Read more at: http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/federal-defend-trad

 

 

 

Military vet battles government over intellectual property

Defence industry advocates worry veterans will lose out in wake of new ruling

Read more at: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/military

 

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