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personal information leaked by a company

Hi,

I participated an online boot camp not too long ago, and
since the learning experience was really bad, I left there.
Also I left some anonymous course review for this boot camp.
However, the boot camp owner saw my reviews and revealed my
personal information including name and email address on
several public platforms. What he did brings me many risks
in life and put me in danger.
I just wanted to know, should I sue him in that situation?
Can I let him give me some compensation since he leaked my
information and put my life in danger?

Thank you

Asked on August 3, 2016 under Business Law, Illinois

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Legally, your name and email address are not confidential information: unlike, say, a social security or credit card number, this is not information which people are obligated to not disclose. Unless they signed a confidentiality agreement in which they contractually agreed to not share or publish this information, they are allowed to disclose it and are not liable for doing so. (If there was a confidentilty agreement and they violated it, you could sue for breach of contract.)


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