Protecting Sensitive Business Information

All businesses have sensitive business information:  customer lists, pricing information, supplier lists, supplier pricing, profit and loss, internal procedures, compensation—to name just a few.  And most businesses have employees, independent contractors or both, folks with access to some or all of this sensitive information.  It is this access that can cause problems when the information is misused.

One way to protect your business’ sensitive information is to have every employee and independent contractor agree in writing to keep that information confidential and to use it only for the benefit of your business.

I am not talking about agreements with non-compete provisions.  Non-compete clauses in agreements with employees or independent contractors can be tricky to implement properly. Read More