Canadian law provides little protection for individuals and corporations against industrial espionage. Akin to the United States' Economic Espionage Act of 1996-with its broad definition of "trade secret" and accompanying protections and remedies-we propose that Canada enact legislation at the federal level to remedy many of the deficiencies that arise in bringing a claim under the usual breach of confidence action.
Emir Crowne & Tasha De Freitas,
Canada's Inadequate Legal Protection Against Industrial Espionage,
Chi.-Kent J. Intell. Prop.
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