Best Practices of Confidentiality In the Digital Workplace

Rayan F. Coutinho, Ph.D.Our clients routinely enter into agreements with their customers and licensors which include provisions related to confidentiality and ownership of intellectual property. Employees, vendors, freelancers or independent contractors of the client may be entrusted with confidential information, intellectual property and trade secrets concerning the client and its customers or licensors. The protection of such confidential information is critical to the continued success and protection of the client’s business. In addition to hurting the client’s or its customers’ business, unauthorized or inadvertent disclosure of certain types of information may be a violation of federal and state laws, including but not limited to securities laws and intellectual property laws. A breach of confidentiality will not only affect the client’s reputation and but may also cause financial losses to the client and its customers.

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