non·​pub·​lic | \ ˌnän-ˈpə-blik How to pronounce nonpublic (audio) \

Definition of nonpublic

: not public nonpublic areas nonpublic information grants for nonpublic schools

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According to prosecutors, two months later, Mr. Sonoiki began providing Mr. Kendricks with information about nonpublic deals involving four companies Mr. Sonoiki had insider knowledge about because of his job. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, "Ex-Analyst in Insider-Trading Case Faced Sexual Misconduct Allegations at Harvard," 25 Sep. 2018 Hackers exploited a software vulnerability in the system’s test filing component, which resulted in access to nonpublic information, the agency said. Mengqi Sun, WSJ, "After Hack, SEC Names Its First Chief Risk Officer," 28 Feb. 2019 But in the end, McGahn created a document that said aides would not divulge any confidential or nonpublic information to any person outside the building at any time, according to three people who signed it. Josh Dawsey, The Seattle Times, "‘Everyone signed one’: Trump aggressive in use of nondisclosure agreements, even in government," 14 Aug. 2018 All of these will happen along with autonomous vehicles that will begin in nonpublic roads, then going into highways, and then going into all the roads, and then going from L3 to L4. Eric Johnson, Recode, "If they don’t want to lose their jobs to a machine, doctors will need to become compassionate ‘human connectors’," 17 Sep. 2018 Prosecutors say Bonthu used nonpublic information to determine that Equifax had been breached before any public announcement. Kate Brumback, The Seattle Times, "Ex-Equifax manager gets home confinement for insider trading," 16 Oct. 2018 The actions first came to light in May after Heartland filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit against Mr. Carr for allegedly passing material, nonpublic information about the Global Payments sale to Ms. Hanratty. Peter Rudegeair, WSJ, "SEC Brings Insider-Trading Suit Against Former Heartland Payment CEO," 10 July 2018 The integrity of the stock markets are jeopardized when greedy individuals who are entrusted with nonpublic information use the knowledge for their benefit. Derek Hawkins, Washington Post, "The Cybersecurity 202: Why California could be the bellwether for the privacy movement," 29 June 2018 And if the network becomes crowded locally, first responders simply knock nonpublic servants off the network to ensure communications stay open in an emergency. Tom Jackman, Washington Post, "FirstNet launches, giving police and firefighters a dedicated wireless network and infinite possibilities," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of nonpublic

1865, in the meaning defined above

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