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Will new EU rules on trade secrets affect trial data disclosure?

This article was originally published in SRA

Executive Summary

Companies operating in the EU will have better protection against the theft or misuse of trade secrets such as manufacturing processes and specific technology, together with a new EU-wide definition of a trade secret, under draft rules passed yesterday by the European Parliament's legal affairs committee. Concerns have been expressed, though, that the rules, if approved, will be "bad news for access to information".




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