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FBI Purchases Hacking Software

September 24, 2015

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A product sales agreement should generally have a specific product description in the agreement. However, parties may wish to not specify certain features of a confidential product purchase.

The FBI recently purchased a spy hacking product from an Italian hacking company. Although the product was thoroughly described in the agreement for its various features, the agreement failed to acknowledge that that product would be used to ‘exploit’. Vague descriptions of a product in a product purchase agreement may be permitted by both parties in a situation where the outcome could negatively impact national security.

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Take away:

  • The product description in a product sales agreement should be descriptive, however, this may not be necessary in a high profile situation or where confidentiality is a primary concern.
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Written by Rajah. Rajah Lehal is Founder and CEO of Clausehound.com. Rajah is a legal technologist and technology lawyer who is, together with the Clausehound team, capturing and sharing lawyer expertise, building deal negotiation libraries, teaching negotiation in classrooms, and automating negotiation with software.