The interplay between trade secrets law and data protection.

The interplay between the Trade Secrets Act and data protectionThe Trade Secrets Act came into force on 18 April 2019. It replaces the existing regulations on the handling of information worthy of secrecy from the Unfair Competition Act and thereby transposes EU Directive 2016/943 into German law. With this law, trade secrets are to be better protected against unauthorised acquisition, use and disclosure. It can be assumed that the implementation of the law will be associated with effort, especially for small and medium-sized enterprises. How could personal data protection and the GDPR help in implementing the protection of secrets? Learn more about the interplay and parallel requirements of GeschGehG and personal data protection in a conversation between Dr Ralf Kittelberger and data protection expert Florian Wuttke