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Someone is threatening to publish confidential information belonging to me or my business

The law of breach of confidence allows individuals and businesses to go to court and protect secret or commercially sensitive information. So where information has been divulged to someone in confidence, the law dictates that they should not be able to gain an unfair benefit from it.

So, if confidential information has been divulged to a third party and they are threatening to use that information to your detriment, you may be able to bring an action for breach of confidence.

For example, if an employee has come into possession of highly confidential information about your business during the course of his employment and he is now threatening to publish that information, you could use the law of breach of confidence to prevent him and thereby protect yourself and your business.

If you think you may need our help, please call us right away. At an initial consultation we can give you preliminary advice, and plan how you might want to proceed.

Please call our confidential enquiry line on 020 7404 9390 to book a consultation. Lines are staffed 24 hours.

How can Vardags help?

If you think the media are in possession of confidential information belonging to you or your business, it is important to seek legal advice urgently in order to halt the spread of the information.

The first step is normally to engage with the media and explain the information is confidential and seek undertakings that they will not publish it and will return it to you.

Certain factors can be persuasive, for example if the confidential information was obtained unlawfully (e.g. by theft or through a computer hack). We can readily assist with contacting the right people to halt the spread as quickly as possible.

If the media won’t undertake not to publish, you may be able to obtain an interim injunction to prevent publication. Our experienced team regularly seek injunctions to help protect the publication of confidential business information on behalf of clients.

If you think you may need our help, please call us right away. At an initial consultation we can give you preliminary advice, and plan how you might want to proceed.

Please call our confidential enquiry line on 020 7404 9390 to book a consultation. Lines are staffed 24 hours.

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