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Home Q&A Forum Are non disclosure agreements enforceable?

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Nondisclosure Agreement

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Asked on Oct 5, 2022

Are non disclosure agreements enforceable?

I keep getting asked to sign NDAs and I'm not sure how enforceable they are?

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Business

California

Answered 623 days ago

Christopher M.

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So non-disclosure agreements will typically be enforceable for a reasonable time depending on the content of the information contained in the NDA. It will really depend on the specifics of the NDA and the information released to you. Most NDAs do allow you to discuss the matters with counsel so if you are concerned about any specific agreement it would probably be best to have them reviewed by an attorney.

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Answered 622 days ago

Michael M.

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The short answer is yes, they are enforceable. The longer answer is the cost involved, the actual damages, and if they can be quantified. In most cases these agreements simply act as a disincentive to reveal the information protected.

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