Texas Government Code

Sec. § 552.110
Exception: Confidentiality of Trade Secrets; Confidentiality of Certain Commercial or Financial Information


(a)

In this section, “trade secret” means all forms and types of information, including business, scientific, technical, economic, or engineering information, and any formula, design, prototype, pattern, plan, compilation, program device, program, code, device, method, technique, process, procedure, financial data, or list of actual or potential customers or suppliers, whether tangible or intangible and whether or however stored, compiled, or memorialized physically, electronically, graphically, photographically, or in writing if:

(1)

the owner of the trade secret has taken reasonable measures under the circumstances to keep the information secret; and

(2)

the information derives independent economic value, actual or potential, from not being generally known to, and not being readily ascertainable through proper means by, another person who can obtain economic value from the disclosure or use of the information.

(b)

Except as provided by Section 552.0222 (Disclosure of Contracting Information), information is excepted from the requirements of Section 552.021 (Availability of Public Information) if it is demonstrated based on specific factual evidence that the information is a trade secret.

(c)

Except as provided by Section 552.0222 (Disclosure of Contracting Information), commercial or financial information for which it is demonstrated based on specific factual evidence that disclosure would cause substantial competitive harm to the person from whom the information was obtained is excepted from the requirements of Section 552.021 (Availability of Public Information).
Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 268, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993. Amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1319, Sec. 7, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.
Amended by:
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1216 (S.B. 943), Sec. 4, eff. January 1, 2020.
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