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  • Breach of Confidentiality Agreements Risks :

    Technology has made it possible to easily share documents through different media like emails,Skype,whatsApp,Zoom etc.The temptation to further share this with unintended audience is high.Many Companies have woken up to find confidential documents trending in major social networks, documents that expose the Company to external risk depending on the context and contents.

    As you work remotely,employees must observe and be reminded of 'confidentiality' clause ,the risks associated with it and the repurcussions of breaching the clause.Confidentiality clause is an internal control tool that protects both the employer and the employee against external risks and pressures.

    A breach of a confidentiality agreement results in serious consequences to the parties involved.If an employee confidentiality agreement has been breached, the employer may receive monetary damages from the employee. If the damages can be calculated, the employee may be responsible for the entirety of the loss.

    Example of Confidentiality Clause in Most Contracts reads:
    'You will not, at any time, directly or indirectly, use or disclose any of companies confidential information except as authorized and within the scope of your employment with company.'

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