Confidential information covered by a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is any type of information that is considered sensitive or private. It is the obligation of the disclosing party to ensure that the receiving party will protect the disclosed information. This protection can be provided through the use of non-disclosure agreements. These agreements create contractual obligations about how the information is to be treated and distributed, and can also include other information such as the specific purpose of the disclosure, details about how the information is to be used, how long it will be kept, and what to do if it becomes public.