The High Court of Cassation and Justice has ruled that customer data are considered trade secrets when companies implement concrete protection and secrecy measures. Otherwise, misappropriation of customers cannot be considered unfair competition. This decision is a warning to companies to implement strict data security policies and train employees on the protection of confidential information.
The HCCJ stressed that misappropriation of customers must involve the use of protected trade secrets to be considered unfair competition. To prevent such situations, companies must adopt clear internal policies on privacy and data security, train employees and use digital and physical security measures. Confidentiality agreements and strict data access management are also essential to ensure effective protection of customer data and to comply with legal requirements.
Protecting and classifying customer data as trade secrets requires a comprehensive approach, including internal policies, education, security measures and strict access management. By implementing these measures, companies can ensure effective protection of customer data and compliance with legal requirements for its recognition as a trade secret.
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