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 ====== RECENT REVIEW - HIGH COURT - CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION ====== ====== RECENT REVIEW - HIGH COURT - CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION ======
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 ===== Steve White, Principal - White SW Computer Law ===== ===== Steve White, Principal - White SW Computer Law =====
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 At some stage in our lives everybody has signed a confidentiality agreement. What do they mean? Are they enforceable?​ Should I sign it? At some stage in our lives everybody has signed a confidentiality agreement. What do they mean? Are they enforceable?​ Should I sign it?
  
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 The Court was not prepared to read down the agreement in accordance with the severance clause as, what was being sought by Maggbury was an injunction to prevent Hafele Australia using information,​ which had been published. The Court was not prepared to read down the agreement in accordance with the severance clause as, what was being sought by Maggbury was an injunction to prevent Hafele Australia using information,​ which had been published.
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-** The lessons to be learnt from this case are: ** 
-  * Litigation is expensive, unpredictable and a poor substitute for not disclosing information that you don't have to disclose. 
-  * Make sure that you confidentiality agreement does not purport to apply to information which is in the public domain. 
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-**STEVE WHITE \\  WHITE SW COMPUTER LAW \\  MAY 2002** 
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-**© White SW Computer Law 2002** 
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-This paper is a guide only and should not be used as a substitute for legal advice, readers should make their own enquiries and seek appropriate legal advice. 
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