Monday, May 23, 2011

Confidentiality issues related to Palin book by Frank Bailey

A post at titled AP Exclusive: Former Palin aide pens tell-all
gets into issues of confidentiality:

The Alaska attorney general's office has said it's investigating Bailey's use of the emails. Executive ethics laws bar former public officials from using information acquired during their work for personal gain if the information hasn't been publicly disseminated.

One is free to discuss what is in the public domain.

And, of Bailey's book on Palin:

In February, the book project also made headlines when a draft manuscript was leaked. An attorney for Bailey and his co-writers accused author Joe McGinniss, who has his own Palin book coming out this year. McGinniss' attorney acknowledged McGinniss selectively shared the manuscript, but said the manuscript included no request for confidentiality.


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