Implement the confidentiality strategy

It is not enough simply to create a confidentiality strategy. It must also be put into practice in reality. Firstly, employees should be familiarised with the requirements of the strategy, for example in dedicated training sessions. In addition, checks should be introduced at regular intervals as to whether employees are adhering to all aspects of the confidentiality strategy. Companies should also regularly review whether their confidentiality strategy needs to be updated, for example due to technological developments or an increase in the value of their trade secrets. If a confidentiality strategy is not adhered to or not sufficiently updated, a company’s trade secrets can lose their legal protection and become common property.