nondisclosure agreement


: an agreement in which a person (such as an employee) agrees to keep information (such as a trade secret) confidential
… declined to name the victim companies, citing nondisclosure agreements it signed …John Markoff

called also confidentiality agreement, NDA

Examples of nondisclosure agreement in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While the suit highlights these allegations, the actual legal battle centers around public comments Poche made about her experience on Love Is Blind — and the subsequent $4 million private arbitration fight Delirium launched against her for allegedly violating her nondisclosure agreement. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 3 Jan. 2024 In November 2023, Delirium initiated private arbitration against Poche for allegedly violating her nondisclosure agreement, seeking $4 million from her. Sydney Bucksbaum,, 3 Jan. 2024 And, due to the scope and nature of the project, anyone who works on Zuckerberg’s property signs a strict nondisclosure agreement, sources told the publication. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 18 Dec. 2023 Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images Companies have long used employee nondisclosure agreements to protect proprietary information. Mengqi Sun, WSJ, 5 Dec. 2023 Keating defended the right of employers to use nondisclosure agreements to protect confidential information from being disclosed, especially to competitors. Mengqi Sun, WSJ, 5 Dec. 2023 The legislation would not restrict nondisclosure agreements. Maysoon Khan, Fortune, 16 Nov. 2023 In 2019, the Massachusetts Senate adopted its own ban on the use of nondisclosure agreements in that chamber after overwhelmingly passing a proposal from DiZoglio, who, by that time, had won a Senate seat. Samantha J. Gross,, 9 Aug. 2023 In accordance with company rules on media contacts — and the nondisclosure agreement every employee signs upon accepting a job at Facebook — several employees dutifully forwarded my message to Facebook’s PR team, and a couple of others sent me polite notes declining to speak. Jeff Horwitz, Rolling Stone, 11 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1959, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nondisclosure agreement was in 1959

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“Nondisclosure agreement.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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