If information is sufficiently sensitive that it amounts to a trade secret then it is protected by a duty of confidentiality – both during employment and after it ends.
The more common type of confidential information is business sensitive information. Employees have a duty to use this type of information for the benefit of their employer and not to disclose it - but there is no restriction once the contract comes to an end. For confidential information which does not amount to a trade secret to be protected following termination, terms must be clearly agreed in advance.
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