Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Confidentiality, An Emerging Tort In India

Confidentiality, An Emerging Tort In India

The Black’s Law Dictionary defines confidentiality as secrecy or the state of having the dissemination of certain information restricted. Confidentiality may also refer to the relation between lawyer and client or guardian and ward, or between spouses, with regard to the trust that is placed in the one by the other. Breach of confidentiality, then, refers to the violation of this trust that has been placed in another in a fiduciary relationship, such as which exists between a doctor and his patient, or between spouses in a marriage, or between a lawyer and his clients or even between a bank and their customers.
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