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An employer's confidential information is one of its most important assets. Whether in relation to its client list and client contact details, its pricing structures, details of client contracts, or future business plans, an employer will want to do all it can to protect its confidential information and prevent misuse by departing employees.
Organisations may deploy a variety of measures to protect confidential information, including: well-drafted confidentiality provisions in employment contracts, protocols as to the use and distribution of confidential material, limitations within IT systems on the extent that data can be sent externally, and risk analysis of departing employees to identify cases where there might be concern.
Read 'Assessing Employee Misuse of Confidential Information'.