Deans Law of Trade Secrets & Privacy 3e
Edition 3rd Edition
Publication Date 29 Aug 2018
OverviewDean's Law of Trade Secrets and PrivacyÂ Third Edition provides essential guidance through the law regarding personal, institutional and corporate privacy. This long-awaited new edition assists readers to better protect commercially-sensitive and private, personal information by understanding the principles of two related and changing areas of law. Protection of trade secrets is essential to business development. Similarly, protection of personal information is subject to increasingly complex privacy regulation. This work addresses the obligations in both areas, and the overlap. Evolving technology creates risk for businesses and individuals, yet regulation may trail behind developments. A practitioner or company with a clear grasp of relevant legal principles and practice is better equipped to develop strategies for safeguarding against breaches of confidence. Since the Second Edition published in 2002, the challenges to personal, institutional and corporate privacy have proliferated. Compliance with confidentiality laws is now complicated by jurisdictional issues arising from the use of modern communication technology, including social media. In addition, fiduciary relationships add another level of complexity. Privacy legislation continues to evolve and it is necessary for practitioners to be familiar with Commonwealth, State and Territory privacy and health records regulation. The Privacy Act has been recently amended and more change is anticipated. At the same time, statutory protection is further complicated by the possible emergence of a common law right to privacy. Practitioners must move quickly in response to these developments and to anticipate how the courts will interpret them.Â Â Dean'sÂ Law of Trade Secrets and Privacy Third Edition is preceeded by the First Edition (1990) and Second Edition (2002), by Robert Dean. Following the publication of the subscription service Trade Secrets and Privacy in 2012, it is extracted from that workÂ andÂ maintained byÂ privacy and data protection specialist lawyer, Gordon Hughes. It is an essential and affordable resource for Â every company, institution and individual with privacy concerns.