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Confidentiality of business information and industrial secrets

28 Mar 2017

The law of confidential information is the main form of protection for commercially sensitive materials and information.

Whether or not business information and industrial secrets can be protected by the law depends upon their nature.

This factsheet outlines: Protection by the Law; How to obtain protection; When to seek specialist advice.

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