Exemption 2, involves children: Risk or damage resulting from disclosure

Imagine a situation in which your subjects’ responses were disclosed outside of a research setting. This could include accidental disclosures, malicious disclosures, or disclosures required by law (e.g., in response to a subpoena). Is there any chance that your subjects’ responses could:

  • Put them at risk of criminal or civil liability, or
  • Be damaging to their
    • financial standing,
    • employment prospects,
    • educational advancement, or
    • reputation?

Remember that you are talking about children, so be imaginative enough to imagine possible future results of disclosure over a long life course! If the answer to any of the above is yes, or you are not sure, please select “Yes.” Otherwise, please select “No.”