Irish Houses of Oireachtas

Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure

Scrutiny details

Subsidiarity deadline: 30/01/2014
Scrutiny Information

Scrutiny date:

Subsidiarity Concern:

No Important information to exchange

No Veto

Information on parliamentary scrutiny

Agreed decision: It was agreed that this proposal does warrant further scrutiny. It was agreed to write to business stakeholders to assess the problem of trade secret misuse and to seek views on the proposed draft legalisation, so as to inform debate on the proposal with the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation in the course of pre-Council engagement with the Minister.

Agreed decision: The contributions received welcome the proposed legislation and also verify the economic importance of trade secrets to Irish business and the need for appropriate harmonised legislation to protect these. It was therefore agreed that the proposal does not warrant further scrutiny by the Joint Committee. It was agreed to conclude scrutiny of the proposal with a letter to the Department of the Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation informing it of the conclusion of Parliamentary scrutiny but also reaffirming the views of stakeholders on Article 5(2) of the proposal, that is, the need for cost effective and speedy civil re-dress mechanisms.

Contact points for EU matters

IPEX Correspondents:
Phone: +353 1 618 3383  Email Mr. George Antonescu Phone: +353 1 618 3194  Email Ms. Harriet Coughlan Phone: +353 1 618 4281  Email Ms. Anne-Marie Lynch
Contact | Legal Notice | v2.3