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Protecting against theft of trade secrets in a digital era

On Behalf of | Feb 13, 2019 | Trade Secret And Non-Compete Disputes |

Many companies in Florida and elsewhere place a high value on protecting the sensitive information on which their success is built. However, while this used to involve securing documents in a locked drawer or safe, protecting trade secrets in a digital age can be a more intricate process. Company owners may wish to know more about how to spot a potential theft of trade secrets, and what steps to take should this occur.

A company’s trade secrets can consist of various types of information, such as product recipes or designs, or even client data. With many companies using online outlets to store company information, the threat of losing or having this information stolen is ever-present. The theft of proprietary information can impact a company in a variety of ways, some of which could prove disastrous.

When it comes to identifying potential threats, companies may find it beneficial to watch out for unusual behavior and respond to any risks as soon as possible. Even with security systems in place, the risk of malware and computer viruses remains a concern, and others may use these programs to attempt to steal sensitive information. As the types of programs that are used to carry out such actions are constantly evolving, company owners must also remain vigilant in finding ways to prevent data loss.

When a company feels that a theft of trade secrets has occurred, the owners may wish to take steps to protect their legal rights and pursue restitution. Since this can be an intimidating process, a person in Florida could benefit from obtaining legal counsel early on for guidance. An attorney can examine the situation a client is facing and assist in protecting his or her business interests through the necessary channels.