breach of confidentiality


: failure to respect a person's privacy by telling another person private information
The doctor committed a breach of confidentiality.

Examples of breach of confidentiality in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It’s already named four former partners directly involved in the breach of confidentiality, two of whom have publicly denied any wrongdoing. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz, 26 June 2023 An even larger breach of confidentiality last month led directly to the surprising disclosure to the Cuban government. Hamed Aleazizstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 19 Dec. 2022 This gave rise to a complete breach of confidentiality of user data. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, 21 June 2022 If the loser does that, then there would be no need to file the award with the court and risk a breach of confidentiality. Joshua Stein, Forbes, 27 Apr. 2021

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“Breach of confidentiality.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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