EU publication: Study on the legal protection of trade secrets in the context of the data economy

Date : 13/09/2022 – Source : European Commission, European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency – Lien

This study analyses:

a) to what extent the EU legal framework on trade secret protection applies to data which is shared across firms and organisations and

b) the application of trade secrets by European firms in practice.

It is set against the backdrop of the growing significance of the data economy and data sharing. …

The study develops recommendations in the areas of:

a) operationally improving firm performance when using trade secrets for shared data;

b) reducing possible ambiguity and improving clearness when interpreting the TSD; and

c) improving and monitoring the legal framework surrounding the use of trade secrets for protecting shared confidential and commercially valuable data.

The study can be downloaded on the EU publication website.

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