Especially sensitive information must be handled with strict confidentiality even with colleagues.
HOW TO ACT
Do not discuss or take any part in sharing company or customer information in public places, with media or the competition.
Seek legal advice and consider entering into confidentiality agreements before disclosing any such information to third parties.
On social media? The same rules apply. Act responsibly.
Especially sensitive information is information that concerns financial, human resources, legal, new product development, insider information on other companies, etc.
Confidential information means information that is intended for named recipients only. Not for internal spreading or external release. Confidential information comes in different shapes and forms, digital or physical. It may involve records, reports, contracts, financial and employee data, investigations, lawsuits, creative work (music, films, software, games) intellectual property, or new business plans or products.