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United Kingdom

UK: Trade Secrets (Enforcement etc) Regulations 2018 in force

Historically, confidentiality obligations for employees, workers and self-employed contractors have been regulated by the contract and by court decisions. Now, these regulations (which implement an EU law that aims to harmonise the protection of trade secrets across the EU) also protect trade secrets. The regulations set out certain aspects of the procedure and remedies available to trade secret owners to enforce their trade secrets.
Trade Secrets (Enforcement etc) Regulations 2018