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Disclosing a Litigant’s Private Information during Judicial Proceedings is not a Privacy Breach

Posted in Legislation, Privacy, Privacy Act

It has long been settled that in civil actions, the public interest in getting at the truth will, absent special circumstances, trump the litigants’ right to privacy. In fact, the introduction of legal proceedings allows the parties, at the discovery stage, to probe into each other’s files and force the disclosure of otherwise confidential information,… → Read More