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The founder of a conferencing business breached his former employer's database rights and misappropriated its confidential information, the High Court has said. Richard Braachi also attempted to 'pass off' his new business as the established company he had just left, the Court ruled. The High Court found that it was true that …

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EU Database laws

If this was the US, where there is no 'Database right', he would still have no entitlement to the database of his former employer since it would be a trade secret and covered by his employment contract.

So that database right adds nothing of value.

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RE: EU Database Laws

AC wrote: "If this was the US" which it isn't, it's Europe mate.

"So that database right adds nothing of value."

Except that's the law which he has been found guilty of breaking, so yes it does. Think again.

Our laws might be slightly different from yours but the end result here is the same, so stop trying to criticise - otherwise someone is bound to bring up a list of all those idiotic US laws...

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If this was the US...

As the saying goes, if my aunt were my uncle, she'd have b***s under her a**e.

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Sounds just the sort of person Phorm would employ

He'll be needing a new job I imagine.

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