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Stevens & Bolton LLP | United Kingdom | 26 May 2020

Breach of confidence - bringing a competitor to book

What can you do if a competitor obtains your confidential information through a third party and uses it in their business? A recent English High Court…

Tay & Partners | Malaysia | 6 May 2020

Trouble Sleeping Over Someone’s Confidential Information? You Might Be Liable for Breach of Confidence

“On 6 April 2020, the Singapore Court of Appeal in I-Admin (Singapore) Pte Ltd v Hong Ying Ting and others [2020] SGCA 32 introduced a modified test…

Kingsley Napley | United Kingdom | 15 Apr 2020

Civil Fraud Quarterly Round-Up: Q1 2020

This quarterly civil fraud update provides a summary of reported decisions handed down in the courts of England and Wales in the period January -…

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 15 Jan 2020

Court of Appeal overturns order permitting use of covert recordings to support claims in civil litigation before breach of confidence claim determined

A recent Court of Appeal decision illustrates the court’s approach to the protection of confidential information, emphasising that the question of a…

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | United Kingdom | 19 Apr 2019

UK Supreme Court Gives Morrisons Permission to Appeal Data Breach Class Action

On October 22, 2018, the UK Court of Appeal upheld the High Court’s decision that VM Morrison Supermarkets PLC (“Morrisons”) was vicariously liable…

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 1 Mar 2019

High Court restrains claimants from using defendant’s privileged material obtained from third parties in unknown circumstances

A recent High Court decision demonstrates that, whilst confidentiality is a prerequisite to a claim for privilege, information will not cease to be…

McCann FitzGerald | European Union | 6 Feb 2019

Trade Secrets Regulations

The legal regime for the protection of commercial/trade secrets in Ireland has been bolstered by the entry into operation of the European Union…

Arthur Cox | Ireland, United Kingdom | 22 Jan 2019

Employers’ obligations in respect of employees’ personal data - Two cases offer some clarity

Two recent decisions, one here in Ireland and another in the UK, have shed clarity on employers' obligations in respect of employees' personal data…

Field Law | United Kingdom | 23 Dec 2018

Emerging Technology Issues : Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC v Various Claimants

Employers can be vicariously liable at common law for the actions of a rogue employee who brings about an unauthorized cyber data breach, even where…

Davies Collison Cave | New Zealand | 21 Dec 2018

New Zealand to implement a new one-year patent grace period on 30 December 2018

New Zealand will implement a new one-year grace period within which to file a patent application for an already disclosed invention, when the…
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