Trade secrets are critical for many businesses and most confidential business information which provides an enterprise a competitive edge needs to be protected.
However, with the continuing spread of the coronavirus, employers have had to mandate their employees to work from home (WFH) in order to conduct their businesses. This immediately raises concerns for employers as they would have to take certain measures to ensure that any trade secrets or valuable information that their employees have in their possession are kept confidential during this period.
In this article, ǼLEX explores the practical methods organisations can adopt in order to protect their trade secrets.
ǼLEX is a full service commercial and dispute resolution firm with its head office in Lagos, Nigeria and other offices in Port Harcourt and Abuja in Nigeria, and in Accra, Ghana. The Firm’s expertise covers legal, regulatory and policy issues as well as commercial, fiscal and environmental matters. In addition to qualifying in law, lawyers in the Firm have qualifications in disciplines such as political science, economics and engineering.