(1) Confidential information must not be provided to, disclosed to, discussed with, or accessed by any person, including legal counsel, who has not first signed a commission-approved nondisclosure agreement, thereby agreeing to access, maintain, use, and disclose confidential information in strict accordance with the governing protective order and these rules. All persons who are entitled to receive or access confidential information shall neither use nor disclose the confidential information for any purpose other than the purposes of preparation for and conduct of the proceeding before the commission in which the protective order has been issued, and then solely as contemplated in the governing protective order and these rules, and shall take reasonable precautions to keep the confidential information secure in accordance with the purposes and intent of the protective order and these rules.



History: 69-3-103, MCA; IMP, 69-3-105, MCA; NEW, 2000 MAR p. 2037, Eff. 7/28/00; AMD, 2004 MAR p. 2592, Eff. 10/22/04; AMD, 2007 MAR p. 2135, Eff. 12/21/07.