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When Trade Secrecy Goes Too Far: Public Health And Safety Should Trump Corporate Profits, Julie Zink
School of Law Faculty Publications
This Article addresses the historical and ongoing use of trade secrets to withhold critical information from the public. Through its text and footnotes, the Article discusses the positives and negatives of trade secret protection; addresses historical and current examples of trade secret abuse; analyzes the inadequate solutions that have been tried and proposed; and, ultimately, recommends changing trade secret law by incorporating the precautionary principle into the definition of a trade secret to ensure that protection will no longer be available for information that endangers public health. This Article is both timely and necessary, as the public is continually bombarded ...