EU trade secrets bill prompts concern

NGOs and left-leaning MEPs have voiced concern that an EU bill on trade secrets could harm the public's access to information on matters of vital interest.

MEPs are trying to walk a fine line between business interests and civil liberties in a new bill on trade secrets. The directive is to unify member states’ legislation on how to protect business from illegal access and disclosure of secret information, for instance, on upcoming patents or innovative technologies.

Country: EU

Domains: IG

Stakeholder: European Bodies

Tags: new bill, access to information, EU, legislation, trade secrets, civil liberties

Posted on Tuesday 24 March 2015

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