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12 Cybaris Intell. Prop. L. Rev. 1 (2021)

handle is hein.journals/cybaris12 and id is 1 raw text is: CYBARIS®, AN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW REVIEW
DATA AS THE NEW OIL: A SLIPPERY SLOPE OF TRADE SECRET IMPLICATIONS
GREASED BY THE CALIFORNIA CONSUMER PRIVACY ACT
Megan M. Miller'
Table of Contents
Introduction..................................................................................................................................... 2
When Data Sharing Goes Wrong: Why Privacy Laws Are Necessary ..................................... 2
Privacy  L aw  B ackground.........................................................................................................  6
The  California  Consumer Privacy   Act (CCPA).........................................................................  8
Trade  Secret L aw  B ackground..................................................................................................  14
Data As A Trade Secret ................................................................................................................ 18
Conclusion .................................................................................................................................... 26
' Megan is a student at Mitchell Hamline School of Law and has been a practicing Intellectual Property paralegal for
over thirteen years. Her biographical information may be found on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/megan-
miller-49b8122b/.
The author would like to thank Nadeem W. Schwen for suggesting the topic of this paper, Professor Sharon K.
Sandeen for her helpful feedback during the writing process, and the Cybaris team for their refined edits.

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