A Review in Confidence: Modernising the Law of Breach of Confidence in Singapore

Published on 17 April 2020

The elements for a claim for breach of confidence were trite, having been established more than 50 years ago in the English case of Coco v. AN Clark (Engineers) Ltd (1) and affirmed in numerous Singapore decisions (2) .

In the recent case of I-Admin (Singapore) Pte Ltd v. Hong Ying Ting and others (3), the Singapore Court of Appeal modified these elements to provide a more robust approach to protect a party's interest to avoid wrongful loss in a breach of the obligation of confidentiality. 

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