A COMMENT ON DRAFTING CORPORATE COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE POLICIES
There are many forms of corporate Competitive Intelligence policies. See Competitive Intelligence Ethics: Navigating the Gray Zone published (2006) by the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals. There are also differing views on how detailed CI policies should be.
A company wishing to detail prohibited activities in its policy should include the following:
(1) Bribery and theft;
(2) Electronic eavesdropping or wiretapping;
(4) Misrepresenting your identity or that of your company;
(5) Inducing another to violate his duty of confidentiality to his current or former employer;
(6) Accepting trade secret or proprietary information through a confidential relationship which you then violate;
(7) Accepting trade secret or proprietary information from another knowing it was obtained through a violation of law.
© Richard Horowitz, Esq. 2005