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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many state and local governments to issue orders directing workers to shelter in place and direct businesses to allow workers to work from home. Even when not ordered to do so, companies throughout the United States have quickly adapted to allow their employees to work at home. These accommodations often include allowing employees remote access to a broad range of company information. They also may put company trade secrets and other highly confidential information at risk. As employers adjust their policies to maintain business operations and enable workers to work from home, they should also take steps to mitigate the risks of trade secret misappropriation.

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