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 ## Origins of Breach of Confidence in Australia ​ ## Origins of Breach of Confidence in Australia ​
  
-There is no one body which governs confidential information. In Australia, we have a number of statues and relationship specific situations which seek to protect various types of confidential information. These are specific to types of relationships or duties owned in situations. For instance, a lawyer has a legal professional privilege and the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) s 183(1) imposes obligations of confidence. These are just two examples there are many other which set out of specific obligations of confidence or protect secret information. Confidence may also be contractual,​ such as in a disclosure agreement. ​    +There is no one body which governs confidential information. In Australia, we have a number of statues and relationship specific situations which seek to protect various types of confidential information. These are specific to types of relationships or duties owned in situations. For instance, a lawyer has a legal professional privilege and the //Corporations Act 2001// (Cth) s 183(1) imposes obligations of confidence. These are just two examplesthere are many others ​which set out specific obligations of confidence or protect secret information. Confidence may also be contractual,​ such as in a non-disclosure agreement. ​    
  
 In situations where there is no statue, contract or relationships which expressly protect confidential information,​ the doctrine of breach of confidence may assist. ​ In situations where there is no statue, contract or relationships which expressly protect confidential information,​ the doctrine of breach of confidence may assist. ​
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