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Confidential Information: Definition, Example and Related Terms

What is Confidential Information ?

Confidential information is anything that someone wants to keep private. It's like when you have a diary where you write your secrets, and you don't want anyone else to read it.


  • A company might have a list of people who buy their toys, and they keep it private so no one else can bother them.
  • A hospital has information about all the people it takes care of, like their names and when they were sick, and it's kept private so that no one else can find out.
  • A school keeps report cards private so that only you, your parents, and your teachers know how you're doing in class.