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By: Howard Teplinsky
How can a business protect its critical information when an employee goes to work for a competitor? Many employers simply assume that if it considers information “confidential,” the law automatically protects it when an employee snatches it up and leaves to work for a competitor. That’s not necessarily the case. In order to protect its confidential information, such as intellectual property, information, systems, customer lists, pricing information and the like, an employer must take affirmative steps long before the rogue employee leaves to ensure that its information is protected. Such information can be protected from disclosure both under Illinois common law and pursuant to the Illinois Trade Secrets Act (“ITSA”).
By: Natalie Remien
The long-anticipated effective date of The Global Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is upon us. On May 25, 2018, GDPR, a mandate for safeguarding the personal data of European citizens officially became effective. This article explores some of the implications GDPR has on U.S. based companies.