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  1. Protecting Your Data from Departing Employees

    Trade secrets and confidential information often form the lifeblood of a company. Despite considerable efforts a company might take to protect this vital information, it can be difficult to prevent a departing employee from taking this information with them—potentially to …

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  2. EU Data Protection Laws: Why US Companies Should Care

    After being introduced in April 2016, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) officially comes into enforcement effect today, replacing the existing EU Data Protection Directive. Although similar to the previous data protection law, the GDPR includes new and …

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  3. Tips for Small Businesses in the Event of a Government Shutdown

    Despite assurances from Congress that a shutdown will be avoided in the future, it still is a real possibility. Hopefully, you already have received some helpful guidance from your contracting officer about the effect such a shutdown will have on …

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  4. New Confidentiality Agreement Restrictions for DOD Contractors

    In a previous article we explained the dangers of utilizing an overbroad confidentiality agreement between your business and your employees or subcontractors.  To briefly recap, in some states, like Virginia, an overbroad confidentiality agreement can be just as bad as …

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  5. Better Debriefings On The Horizon?

    Contractors are frequently frustrated with agency debriefings.  A common complaint is that debriefings generally provide little insight into the agency’s source selection process.  The White House is trying to change that.  On January 5th, the Acting Administrator for …

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