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Definition Edit

A duty of confidence is an express or implied obligation created by law for reasons of justice where no contract otherwise exists. However, there can be no tortious breach of confidence in the absence of an understanding between the parties that the confidential nature of the information will be maintained.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Tele-Count Engineers, Inc. v. Pacific Tel. & Tel. Co., 168 Cal. App. 3d 455, 466, 214 Cal.Rptr. 276, 226 U.S.P.Q. (BNA) 790 (Cal. Ct. App. 1985) (full-text).

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