Sometimes NDAs are used for more frightening purposes. The independent newspaper was attacked in 2016 for including NDAs in its redundancy contracts. Although NDAs are quite common in redundancy notes (to prevent the dissemination of potentially sensitive information once an employee has left a company), the Independent has prohibited its former employees from talking about the management of the newspaper on any media, without limiting the gag`s time. For example, if there is an agreement that is broken and is a matter of public interest, and there is a strong argument that it should not be concealed. The trials of Guantanamo Bay suspects were also the subject of a gag order that obstructed public scrutiny.  In a plea, John Walker Lindh also accepted an order to gag the press or others. San Diego Judge Howard Shore also issued a gag order against activist Jeff Olson.  Gag-Auftr-ge may be part of a transaction agreement between two parties. In 2011, in the state of Pennsylvania, a lifetime gag order to discuss hydraulic fracturing was agreed by a family as part of its agreement with oil and gas drilling company Range Resources. A lawyer for Range Resources testified in court that the gag order was not only for adults in the family, but also for children aged seven and ten, and that the company intended to impose it.
 In 2015, a Dutch court issued a gag order against the writer Edwin Giltay, who banned his thriller The Cover-up General and banned him from advertising. The oppression order prevented Edwin Giltay from disclosing the contents of the book, which has soared a spying scandal within the Dutch military intelligence services that he witnessed first-hand, over the concealment of evidence of war crimes in Srebrenica.    In 2016, the Hague Court of Appeal overturned the gag order and the book ban.  According to WikiLeaks, «between January and September 2009, 10 secret gag orders, known as «super orders of omission,» were sent to the Guardian. In 2008, six paper was served. In 2007, five.  Sometimes an order of gag or anonymity is issued by the courts of the United Kingdom to protect privacy, suspects, prisoners, to violate witnesses, victims or national security.  In the case of Allan Chappelov`s murder, the trial was mostly held behind closed doors and the media were prevented from speculating about the case. The order was issued following an «imperative case» of prosecutors, despite overwhelming media opposition raised by a legal challenge to the judgment.    This criminal procedure was considered to be the first time a gag order was issued.  The most common goal known as NOA is to limit the disclosure of information from one person to another. There are few possibilities for the effectiveness of an NDA – to learn more, click here.
Oh, really? What are the benefits of confidentiality agreements? The language we use in the NDAs should be easy to understand, leave no room for ambiguity and provide a simple explanation for why an NDA is proposed, and staff should have sufficient time to ask questions of the NDA and, if necessary, seek legal advice. It is important that workers know their right to independent legal advice and where there is support.