14. Mar, 2018


The UK government is currently bringing the '2016 EU directive on trade secrets protection' into national law. It is a directive heavily influenced by corporate lobbying and gives businesses new rights to seek financial damages from people who disclose internal company information. But where does that leave whistleblowers, journalists, trade unions and workers who act in the public interest?

Today more than 20 groups including the National Union of Journalists, Transparency International, DeSmog, Global Witness and Real Media have signed an open letter to MP Sam Gyimah – Minister for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy which you can read below.