To the extent a business holds identifiable trade secrets they should be protected. Trade secrets may include such elements as proprietary formulae, manufacturing processes and drawings, software, marketing information, business plans, and customer lists. Customarily, the majority of any given organization’s trade secret information is embodied in the knowledge of its employees and the tangible information available on its premises. Protecting trade secrets requires emphasizing confidentiality, such as need-to-know accessibility and security.
The counsel offered by The Harris Firm focuses on the controls placed upon the distribution of, and access to, such information inside and outside the organization, and how to convey the importance of protecting proprietary business information to the organization’s employees.
A note to our foreign and US clients about data security
Our unencrypted foreign client data are stored exclusively outside of the United States and Europe without the use of backdoor-laden proprietary software or third party cloud(s). These important data security features, which set us apart from nearly all multinational law firm offices, provide jurisdictional protection against subpoena under the Patriot Act, US and UK government data collection, and forensic e-discovery.
Our US client data potentially subject to export controls are maintained exclusively inside of the United States, unless and until applicable foreign filing and export licenses are obtained.