Published: Oct 25, 2022


The urgency of scientific paper is related to the need to protect information with limited access to individuals and legal entities, namely confidential information and trade secret in Ukraine. Scientific views on the issues in this important area for our state, which concerns the protection of confidential information and trade secret in Ukraine, are considered. The need for divergence between the legal concepts of “confidential information” and “trade secret” in Ukraine has been established. This issue can be resolved by removing references to a legal entity in the legislative definition of confidential information in Ukraine. Namely, to formulate the definition of the legal term “confidential information”, for example, as follows: confidential information – information that has value for a natural person, including information about family secrets of a natural person, other information about a natural person, access to which is limited to a natural person and which can be distributed in a certain manner at its will in accordance with the conditions stipulated by it. Regarding trade secret in Ukraine: adopt the Law of Ukraine “On Trade Secret” based on the example we proposed in our previous works.

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Kravchenko, O. (2022). DIVERGENCE BETWEEN CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION AND TRADE SECRET IN UKRAINE. Baltic Journal of Legal and Social Sciences, (2), 110-116. https://doi.org/10.30525/2592-8813-2022-2-18
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