Certain items are commonly excluded from the definition of confidential information. Common exclusions include information that is in the "Public Domain"; information that the recipient had prior knowledge of; information gained by the recipient from another source not in breach of the agreement; information required to be disclosed by law. Parties may wish to consider removing "information that is compelled to be disclosed by law" from the exclusions and instead specify that the information will remain confidential but that a disclosure required by law will not constitute a breach of the confidentiality agreement. This can protect intellectual property required to be disclosed to government agencies from losing its confidential character.