Definitions[edit | edit source]

Classified information[edit | edit source]

Disclosure is

[s]howing or revealing classified information, whether orally, in writing or any other medium, without providing the recipient material for retention.[1]

COPPA[edit | edit source]

Disclosure means, with respect to personal information:

(a) The release of personal information collected by an operator from a child in identifiable form for any purpose, except where an operator provides such information to a person who provides support for the internal operations of the website or online service; and
(b) Making personal information collected by an operator from a child publicly available in identifiable form by any means, including but not limited to a public posting through the Internet, or through a personal home page or screen posted on a website or online service; a pen pal service; an electronic mail service; a message board; or a chat room.[2]

General[edit | edit source]

Disclosure is

[t]he release, transfer, provision of access to, or divulging of personally identifiable information in any manner, electronic, verbal, or in writing, to an individual, agency, or organization outside of the agency that collected.[3]
the revelation of information about an individual that affects the way others judge the individual.[4]

Disclosure is "divulging of, or provision of access to, data."[5]

HIPPA[edit | edit source]

Disclosure is

the release, transfer, provision of, access to, or divulging in any other manner of information outside the entity holding the information.[6]

Standards[edit | edit source]

Disclosure (also SEP declaration) is

[a] statement by which the owner of an IPR informs an SSO that its IPR may be essential to a technology standard developed or under development at this SSO. (To be distinguished from ex ante disclosure of licensing terms.)[7]

United Kingdom[edit | edit source]

Disclosure

[i]n relation to personal data, includes the disclosure of information extracted from such data and the transfer of such data but does not include a disclosure made directly or indirectly by a data controller or a data processor to an employee or agent of his for the purpose of enabling the employee or agent to carry out his duties; and, where the identification of a data subject depends partly on the data and partly on other information in the possession of the data controller, the data shall not be regarded as disclosed unless the other information is also disclosed.[8]

Overview[edit | edit source]

"Disclosure can violate individuals' expectations of the confidentiality of the data they share. The threat of disclosure may deter people from engaging in certain activities for fear of repetitional harm, or simply because they do not wish to be observed."[9]

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