Employment matters Protecting trade secrets

A new EU directive on trade secrets may have an impact on whistleblowing legislation here

3rd July, 2016

On May 27, the European Council approved a directive on trade secrets. The directive is intended to harmonise the protection of trade secrets across the European Union.

The commission suggests that the intended directive will promote creativity, innovation, research and development.

The directive introduces a new standard definition of a trade secret and outlines what constitutes lawful and unlawful use of it.

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