The sky is blue

This post is marked group confidential. Do not discuss or release any information in it.

The sky is blue. A fun way to think about this.

Here in a fun way I am going to show you just how bad a confidentiality agreement is. This is just a way to think about things that seems far-fetched, but is the way it is done.

Suppose I get a security clearance, I am shown a confidential memo that says the sky is blue. Now it is in normal conversation somebody asked me what color is the sky, I cannot say that the sky is blue. Why? Well that would be revealing information I got from a confidential document. Now how could you say that it was from the confidential document or could not be from confidential document? That is the question. Now, where it may be common knowledge that the sky is blue. I cannot say that the sky is blue because I am under a confidentiality agreement to not reveal any information I have received from the confidential documents. Sounds silly doesn’t it? But that is what we are left with when we sign or agree to a confidential agreement. So since I have marked this post group confidential, you are not ever able to say that the sky is blue again.

Does this have any national secrets in it? There is no way for you to know. It could be a password it could be a pass phrase, It could be anything. You have no way of knowing why it has been marked confidential. All you can know is it is confidential and you are supposed to respect that the originator has reason for the confidentiality.

Have fun and as always have a great day. PS the sky is gray. LOL.

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