Thursday, September 12, 2019
Sharon K. Sandeen, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, Hanken School of Economics, and Ulla-Maija Mylly, University of Turku, Faculty of Law, are publishing Trade Secrets and the Right to Information: A Comparative Analysis of EU and US Approaches to Freedom of Expression and Whistleblowing in the North Carolina Journal of Law and Technology. Here is the abstract.
Both the EU Trade Secrets Directive and US trade secret law seek to balance the protection of trade secrets against other values, including freedom of expression, but the EU Trade Secret Directive is more explicit about the need to do so. This article examines EU and US trade secret law through the right to information, a recognized human right under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and implementing laws and conventions. In particular, it discusses how principles of freedom of expression and whistleblowing should apply in the trade secret context in the EU and U.S.
Download the article from SSRN at the link.