A government employee had access to a database containing client information, including phone and address information.
The employee's son was having a birthday party and wanted to invite several friends. He had gone through the phone directory to get the address of a particular friend but since his friend recently moved to Newfoundland and Labrador, it wasn't listed in the phone book.
The father reasoned that, since his son could have obtained the address anyway, it was not really confidential in this case. Since it was also for a good cause and no real harm would be done, he looked up the information and provided it to his son.
Select Yes or No.
|1.||Was it alright for the father to look up the information in a case like this?|
|2.||Would giving the information to a member of his immediate family constitute a real disclosure?|
|3.||As the son could have obtained the information through other means, was any real harm done?|