Are We Allowed to Publish Everything?

In continuation to my post regarding mistakes, it actually started a very interesting discussion.on Twitter on the subject.

Don't get me wrong - I am not for publicizing information that was under NDA. And if you ask me - if someone does publicize a piece of information that is covered by an NDA - then the publisher should have sanctions taken against them.

But the whole idea of that post was not because someone broke an NDA, not at all.

It was not that someone overheard a conversation that should not have in a Starbucks coffee shop.

The main subject under debate was a planned announcement with a recognized spokesman of the vendor on a pre-planned public webcast.

Saying that though - if an error happened and something did leak out - I do think that common sense should be used. It all depends what your motives are. If you want to be a sensationalist - then by all means - go for it. But as I heard from someone wise - do not bite the hand that feeds you.

Remember information is one of the easiest things to come by in our day and age. If you value your privacy and your company's then you will have to protect that information - in more ways then one.