What happens when your consultant blabs?

Most consulting contracts have a confidentiality and non-use provision, which prohibit the contractor from talking about the consulting assignment or using the company’s information gained during that assignment for some other purpose.

“Fallout From Gruber’s Remarks Spreads,” Wall Street Journal, November 20, 2014 A4. Jonathan Gruber and his remarks about the Obamacare process and the intelligence of American voters (or legislators).

Could this happen in your company?  Do you have controls to prevent it and mitigations to take if a contractor speaks his or her mind after the assignment?  Who owns this problem?

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