The EU Commission issues a communication setting out specific best practices and recommendations for national courts to protect confidential information in private litigation proceedings

The protection of confidential information is an issue of increasing importance in today’s business relationships, as well as in cases of litigation before the courts. Indeed, the issue not only arises in connection with modern business contracts, where the parties may exchange in real time and via an array of technological means large volumes of all sorts of data and information – commercial, financial, and technical data and information related to the personal data of clients or employees – that may be characterized as sensitive for competition, inherently confidential, or otherwise personal in nature. The same issue is becoming particularly and increasingly sensitive for private businesses involved in litigation proceedings, since in that situation a third party (a judge or court) may

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Enzo Marasà, The EU Commission issues a communication setting out specific best practices and recommendations for national courts to protect confidential information in private litigation proceedings, 22 July 2020, e-Competitions July 2020, Art. N° 100145

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