The validity period of a confidentiality agreement is the responsibility of the person writing the agreement, but the standard period is between two and five years. In addition, there is usually a statement that the confidentiality agreement terminates automatically as soon as the information it protects is made public. It is important for employees to sign a confidentiality agreement in order to protect proprietary information, customer data, processes, company strategy, intellectual property, and other information that is critical to a business. Yes. Confidentiality agreements are legally binding contracts. These clauses allow you to list a period during which the party must comply with confidentiality obligations (i.e. the obligation of confidentiality of information). . . .