Trade Secrets Directive: MEPs of the JURI Committee called upon to protect transparency, health and the environment

Trade Secrets Directive: MEPs of the JURI Committee called upon to protect transparency, health and the environment

Thursday 26 March is the deadline for member of the JURI Committee to table amendments to the Commission’s Proposal for a Trade Secrets Directive. The Commission’s proposal goes far beyond its stated objective of protecting the competitiveness of European businesses by allowing them to share innovative trade secrets in a secure legal framework. Its vague definitions (Articles 2 and 3) and strict exceptions (Article 4), will allow businesses to withhold important information on health and the environment from the public, and sue whistleblowers, journalists and public authorities who acquire and disclose information in the public interest.

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Published March 25, 2015
Found in Environmental DemocracyRule of law