adj.Kept secret within an authorized group.Not to be disclosed.
NotesConfidential information may require restrictions on access to protect the rights of the parties involved.
CitationsAm. Jur. 2d 1962, Records §29 Access to a document in the possession of a public official may properly be denied, in some instances, on the grounds that the information was received in confidence. But a person who sends a communication to a public officer relative to the public business cannot make his communication private and confidential simply by labeling it as such. The law determines its character – not the will of the sender.