A multilateral NDA consists of three or more parties when at least one of the parties is afraid to disclose information to the other parties and requires that the information be protected from further disclosure. This type of NDA makes separate unilateral or bilateral NDAs between only two parties redundant. For example, a single multi-party NDA, concluded by three parties each intending to provide information to the other two parties, could be used instead of three separate bilateral NDAs between the first and second parts, the second and third parts, the third and third parts. In California (and other U.S. states), there are special circumstances regarding confidentiality agreements and non-compete rules. . . .