Confidential Information and Intellectual Property
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At a glance
Confidential information can be as small as a fingerprint or as big as a business plan. It’s the details of an internal investigation or a secret ingredient for success. One breach or careless mistake can put an entire organization at risk. Do employees know how to protect confidential information? Are they aware of the potentially devastating consequences of failing to keep it safe?
Confidential Information identifies key pieces of data that require protection.
The course provides examples of personal and management information, as well as business information and trade secrets. Employees will explore critical concepts in intellectual property and will learn best practices for protecting confidential information. Learners will engage with entertaining animations, video and real-world scenarios to get the knowledge they need.
Protecting confidential information is everyone’s responsibility. In-depth training increases the likelihood that employees will recognize this important information and take the right steps at the right time to protect it.
Key Concepts Covered In This Course:
The introduction and closing modules of this course bookend the topic-specific content modules clients can select to build their course. Choose the modules you require for your organization.
- Examples of personal, management and business information and trade secrets
- The difference between public and confidential information
- Guidance on seeking help and reporting improper disclosures
- Definitions and examples of patents, trademarks, service marks, copyrights and trade secrets
- Ownership of intellectual property
- A discussion of trade secrets
- Best practices for using and protecting intellectual property
- Best practices for protecting personal, management and business information and trade secrets
- Guidelines for preventing and handling theft and loss
- Handling and storage best practices
- When to raise concerns or seek help
- Assurance the organization will investigate reports and take action as necessary
- A restatement of non-retaliation policy
- The value of each employee in preserving the organization’s reputation and maintaining an ethical workplace