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DHS threatens employees with legal consequences for leaking "nonpublic information"

  1. Original Date Announced

    April 4, 2019

    The media reports that in department-wide email, DHS employees are warned not to disclose “nonpublic information” or potentially face criminal, civil, or administrative consequences. Nonpublic information includes details employees know or should have known have not been made available to the general public, is designated as confidential, and would not be made public even upon a request. Unauthorized use or disclosure of information does not include protected whistleblower disclosures. [ID #947]

    Press Report

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Agency Directive
Subject Matter: Enforcement
Agencies Affected: DHS

Associated or Derivative Policies

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