confidential information

  

Definition

Privileged communication shared with only a few people for furthering certain purposes, such as with an attorney for a legal matter, or with a doctor for treatment of a disease. Receiver of confidential information is generally prohibited from using it to take advantage of the giver. Also called privileged information. See also proprietary information.

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  • The exact nature of the NSA's Devourer program is confidential information, and cannot be divulged due to national security concerns.

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  • You need to make sure that your customers believe that you will treat your confidential information with the respect it deserves.

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  • I could not reveal his location because that was confidential information that no one could know except for me and my partner.

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