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An individual shall not be held criminally or civilly liable under any Federal or State trade secret law for the disclosure of a trade secret that:

is made:

in confidence to a Federal, State, or local government official, either directly or indirectly, or to an attorney; and

solely for the purpose of reporting or investigating a suspected violation of law; or

is made in a complaint or other document filed in a lawsuit or other proceeding, if such filing is made under seal.

An individual who files a lawsuit for retaliation by an employer for reporting a suspected violation of law may disclose the trade secret to the attorney of the individual and use the trade secret information in the court proceeding, if the individual:

files any document containing the trade secret under seal; and

does not disclose the trade secret, except pursuant to court order.