Open Letter: Proposed trade secrets directive risks EU free speech

La Quadrature du Net signs an open letter written by Health Action International Europe against the directive's project on trade secrets. Initiated by the business community, put forward by the Member States and the European Commission, it gives the possibility for private companies to sue any person that "unlawfully acquires, uses or discloses" the "trade secrets". Whistleblowers are poorly protected in this text, the directive creates a judiciary insecurity as it will dissuade from leaking from private companies.

Country: EU

Domains: Privacy IG

Stakeholder: Civil Society

Tags: open letter, trade secrets directive, protection, whistleblowing

Posted on Thursday 18 December 2014

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