Public information

Can you get in trouble for disclosing public information?  If you’re a naturalized American citizen of Chinese heritage, maybe.

“Worker Wins Ruling in Spy Case,” The Wall Street Journal, April 30, 2018 A4. Court orders government to reinstate and pay back pay to a hydrologist at the Commerce Department fired two years ago for providing publicly-available data to a a former classmate who just happened to be a water-resources official in China.

Interesting questions about what controls (if any) apply to public information, and the steps that an employer can take against its employees for providing information to friends.

Can James Comey take solace?  Or does it need to be public information?

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