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The ethics of privacy

Tuesday 19 March, 2024

gate with private sign

While waiting in line for coffee, Jenny overhears a conversation between two people standing behind her.  They are talking about a confidential internal restructure that they expect will result in staff shortages and project variation claims, particularly for their big clients "who can afford it".
It turns out that Jenny works for one of those big clients and is newly assigned to the project with this organisation. This was a private conversation that was unintentionally over-heard and hasn't been confirmed or communicated to its own staff, but could be important information for Jenny's organisation and the project. 
What do you do?

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