*From the point of view of a full professor
at the College of Business at the University of Southern Mississippi*
Our core mission reflects taking PRIDE in all we do - Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Discipline, Excellence
Confidentiality - Uses and Abuses
The existence of confidentiality can be important to all of us. Disclosure of some categories of information can result in identity theft, fines, and civil and criminal penalties under federal and state statutes. Some well-known examples include:
User IDs and passwords.
Personal financial information, including as financial aid data, bank account
information, and credit card numbers.
Social security numbers.
Health information covered by HIPAA federal regulations.
Student information covered by FERPA federal regulations.
Thus, I believe we can all agree that confidentiality has an important role in our lives. However, a significant question is the limits of confidentiality.