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Is it possible to sue the US Army of privacy when a

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Is it possible to sue the US Army for violation of privacy when a sanctioned leader of the US Army revealed an extramarital afffair to a spouse in their employ?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Military Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking for educational purposes only.
I am sorry to say that the US Army cannot be sued for releasing information about an affair. The US government has exempted the Army from suit, called statutory immunity. Also, revealing an extramarital affair is not something that is protected by any statutory confidentiality provisions, so even if the Army did not enjoy statutory immunity, disclosure of an affair or relationship is not something that would be protected by a legal duty of confidentiality.