What confidentiality protections apply to documents provided to Congress? – Government, Public sector


United States: What confidentiality protections apply to documents provided to Congress?

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Quick Insights on Congressional Investigationsis a series hosted by Mayer Brown partners Michael Levy and Andrew Olmem, who decipher the nuanced complexities underlying Congressional investigations and provide advice on how businesses can manage and minimize the impacts. Each episode is short and addresses an issue relating to Congressional inquiries.

In this episode, Michael and Andrew explore the risks of passing confidential, sensitive, or proprietary information to Congress, as this material is vulnerable to public disclosure. However, there are practical considerations that may cause members of Congress and their staff to protect documents provided in confidence. Michael and Andrew also discuss steps that should be taken to protect confidential documents prior to production.

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