As cloud services have transformed modern business, they have also changed the way companies protect and enforce their trade secrets. Companies and their employees increasingly store data on cloud - based platforms. While these platforms can provide flexible and cost - effective storage options, they also present unique problems for tracking access to and use of company trade secrets. As a result, companies that allow employees to access company data remotely or from personal devices via cloud platforms should carefully consider the implications and weigh options for protecting company data that makes its way to devices and locations outside the company’s direct control.
Originally published in Law360 - June 29, 2018.
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