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Confidentiality and Privacy

Beware of the damages to individuals or the university that can result through inappropriate disclosure of personal or confidential information. Possible damages include:

  • Suit for defamation
  • Copyright, patent, or trademark infringement claims
  • Privacy or human rights complaint
  • Workplace grievance under a collective agreement or unfair labor practice complaint
  • Criminal charges with respect to obscene or hate materials
  • Damage to the university’s reputation and business interests