Confidentiality is all about trust. In the Catholic church, if priests reveal information others won’t trust that their confessions will be confidential and may choose not to confess (leaving them in a state of sin). Likewise, Mormons expect confidentiality when they speak to a church leader. Do all parties in bishop’s interviews deserve full confidentiality or just confessing members? How do we hold leaders accountable to prevent abuse of power? Do third parties discussed deserve confidentiality?
What examples of people breaking confidentiality have you observed? What were the consequences?