glossary

privilege

This is a special way of treating certain types of information. Information that is privileged cannot be used or shared in court or disclosed to anyone outside of court unless permission is given by the party to whom the privilege attaches. Privilege helps to encourage relationships that are necessary for the proper functioning of the judicial system. This includes relationships between:

  • lawyers and their clients
  • confidential tipsters and the police
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