What is confidential?

  • (adj): Entrusted with private information and the confidence of another.
    Example: "A confidential secretary"
    See also — Additional definitions below


Lawyers are often required by law to keep confidential anything pertaining to the representation of a client. The duty of confidentiality is much broader than the attorney-client evidentiary privilege, which only covers communications between the attorney and the client.

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Some articles on confidential:

Security Clearance (UN) - United States - Hierarchy - Confidential
... A Confidential clearance requires a NACLC investigation which dates back 7 years on the subject's record and must be renewed (with another investigation) every 15 years ...
Africa-Asia Confidential
... Africa-Asia Confidential was first published in November 2007, by the same group that owns Africa Confidential, Asempa Limited of Cambridge ... monthly and edited by African specialist Patrick Smith, who has edited Africa Confidential since 1991 ... Africa-Asia Confidential focuses on issues that affect the continent, analyses political complexities and reports on areas and topics that receive little coverage in the mainstream press ...
Attorney General V Blake - Judgment
... Disclosure of non-confidential information was also a criminal offence under the Official Secrets Act 1911 ... He would have held that since the information was no longer confidential, there could be no misuse of confidential information ...
Confidential - Clinical and Counseling Psychology
... On June 26, 2012, a judge of Oslo District Court apologized for the court's hearing of testimony (on June 14, regarding contact with Child Welfare Services (Norway)) that was covered by confidentiality (that had not been waived at that point of the trial of Anders Behring Breivik). ...
Confidential (disambiguation)
... Confidential may also refer to Confidential, a 1959 song by The Fleetwoods Confidential (magazine), a gossip magazine Confidential (Eyeliners album), 1997 Confidential (M-1 album ...

More definitions of "confidential":

  • (adj): (of information) given in confidence or in secret.
    Example: "This arrangement must be kept confidential"
    Synonyms: closet, secret
  • (adj): Denoting confidence or intimacy.
    Example: "A confidential approach"; "in confidential tone of voice"
  • (adj): The level of official classification for documents next above restricted and below secret; available only to persons authorized to see documents so classified.

Famous quotes containing the word confidential:

    How it is I know not; but there is no place like a bed for confidential disclosures between friends. Man and wife, they say, there open the very bottom of their souls to each other; and some old couples often lie and chat over old times till nearly morning. Thus, then, in our hearts’ honeymoon, lay I and Queequeg—a cosy, loving pair.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    The Enemy, who wears
    Her mother’s usual face
    And confidential tone,
    Has access; doubtless stares
    Into her writing case
    And listens on the phone.
    Phyllis McGinley (1905–1978)