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European Commission sets new standards for protection of employers’ trade secrets across the EU

The European Commission has published proposals to reform trade secrets law across Europe, in an effort to make it easier for national courts to deal with employees and former employees unlawfully taking, using and profiting from confidential business information. The reforms are set out in a new EU Directive.   More detail on the content of … Continue Reading

Whistleblowing hotline compliance issues in Europe – Part 2

This is the second part of my series of posts looking at traps for the unwary when setting up a hotline for whistleblowers in your European operations.  Read Part 1.   Notifications and Authorisations  Some EU Data Privacy Authorities, for example in France, require their prior authorisation to be sought before a hotline is implemented. Many … Continue Reading
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