The right to redress wrongfully disclosed confidences through a separate breach of confidence tort is the topic of this Note. Not all disclosures are actionable wrongs. This Note will deal mainly with extrajudicial disclosures of customarily confidential information and will touch only superficially on testimonial privileges. This Note also will examine the inadequacies of theories advanced by many courts thus far as remedies for wrongful disclosures and the justification for the development of a separate breach of confidence tort in North Carolina.
Kathryn B. Remick, Breach of Confidence - The Need for a New Tort - Watts v. Cumberland County Hospital System, 8 Campbell L. Rev. 145 (1985).