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Hello and thanks for submitting a new question. From what you say, unless you signed a confidentiality agreement and breached it, I see no liability on your part for disclosing what you did with the franchisor. You only disclosed information that applied to you, so there is no privacy question.
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It's hard to say if the agreement has been violated because I haven't seen it nor do I know what you disclosed. The fact that the franchisor doesn't know where the other franchisee obtained his information is in your favor. The passing of year doesn't matter. The contact statute of limitations in NJ is six years.