Confidentiality and related protection

The subject of confidentiality protection arises in different forms and in a number of circumstances. It is particularly important in the life sciences, where access to innovation and know-how is at a premium. This toolkit provides information on this broad subject, from the basics of how confidentiality arises, through trade secrets protection, to the related issues of privilege in legal advice.

Confidentiality and related protection
Protection of technical trade secrets
Confidentiality of clinical trials
EMA policy on publication of clinical trial data – update
A new European trade secrets regime takes shape
Safeguarding secrets when employees leave
Legal professional privilege 2: Litigation privilege
Confidential information
Legal professional privilege 1: Legal advice privilege