Non Disclosure and Confidentiality Resources
Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) are widely used in business. They are commonly used, for example, in negotiations for a joint venture or company acquisition or merger; or when hiring contractors or employees.
What is Confidentiality and What are NDAs?
Dictionary.com defines confidentiality as "spoken, written, acted on, etc., in strict privacy or secrecy" or "indicating confidence or intimacy; imparting private matters" or "having another's trust or confidence; entrusted with secrets or private affairs". They key elements of the concept are a relationship, a communication, and a confidential matter that is communicated.
Templates and Sample Non Disclosure Agreements
We supply a standard jurisdiction-neutral non disclosure agreement template. Another SEQ Legal site, Website Contracts, supplies a range of NDAs governed by English law.
Blogs on NDAs and Confidentiality
There are a large number of legal blogs and blog posts that discuss non disclosure agreements the law of confidence:
If you want to learn about NDAs and/or confidentiality in depth, then blogs will only get you so far. There is a wide selection of books to choose from on the subject of confidentiality law, most of which are jurisdiction-specific.
Law firms Specializing in Trade Secrets / Confidentiality
Although most commercial firms and practitioners will be able to deal with basic issues of confidentiality law and the drafting of NDAs, a specialist should be instructed to advise upon high-value transactions and complex legal issues.
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