barenblatt v us case brief
Confidentiality: a measured response to the failure of privacy.
A duty of confidentiality would provide a better balance between privacy and press interests than the current tort based on disclosure of private facts as invasion of privacy. Courts have been reluctant to enforce the private-facts tort because its focus on publication conflicts with freedom of the press. The proposed tort for breach of confidentiality would instead place the burden on the source
...This section will briefly explore the historical precedent of the breach of ... the earliest American breach of confidence cases, decided in 1894, was Corliss v. E.W. Walker ... the interest in avoiding defamation); Barenblatt v. United States, 360 U.S. 109, 126 (1959) ...