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NCJ Number: 115390 Find in a Library
Title: Keeping the Secret in Trade Secrets
Journal: Security Management  Volume:33  Issue:1  Dated:(January, 1989)  Pages:38-42
Author(s): D A Maxwell
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 5
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Security managers are responsible for safeguarding a corporation's proprietary information and should consider some of the methods currently being used that are protecting trade secret information and have been recognized as being legally valid.
Abstract: Protecting the building, checking credentials of repair workers or vendors, limiting employees' knowledge to the part of the secret they must know to do their work, and the use of property rights notice on documents are all ways of protecting trade secrets. In addition, document destruction, screening materials released to outsiders, obtaining written commitments from employees and outsiders regarding disclosure, maintaining a climate of confidentiality, and using exit interviews to remind employees of their confidentiality obligations can also be considered. Examples of inadequate security and descriptions of two trade secret misappropriation claim cases. Footnotes.
Main Term(s): Education
Index Term(s): Business security; Data security; Facility security; Industrial security; White collar crime
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