Understanding Post-Employment Obligations of Confidence and Confidentiality in Compilations of Data

(2021) 33 Singapore Academy of Law Journal 557-599

43 Pages Posted: 5 May 2021

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Cheng Lim Saw

Singapore Management University - School of Law

Samuel Chan

Singapore Management University, School of Law

Date Written: February 24, 2021

Abstract

This article closely examines two specific areas in the law of confidence. The first concerns erstwhile employer–employee relationships and the various obligations of confidentiality that may bind an employee – including individuals who find themselves in positions analogous to employees – after the contract of employment has come to an end. The second relates to compilations of data (comprising public domain information) and whether they fall to be protected by the law of confidence. In both of these areas, reference will also be made, where appropriate and for the purposes of analysis, to the recent decisions of the High Court and Court of Appeal in I-Admin (Singapore) Pte Ltd v Hong Ying Ting [2020] 3 SLR 615 (HC); [2020] 1 SLR 1130 (CA).

Keywords: Breach of Confidence, Misuse of Confidential Information

Suggested Citation

Saw, Cheng Lim and Chan, Zheng Wen Samuel, Understanding Post-Employment Obligations of Confidence and Confidentiality in Compilations of Data (February 24, 2021). (2021) 33 Singapore Academy of Law Journal 557-599, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3827823

Cheng Lim Saw (Contact Author)

Singapore Management University - School of Law ( email )

55 Armenian Street
Singapore, 179943
Singapore

Zheng Wen Samuel Chan

Singapore Management University, School of Law ( email )

Singapore

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