Webinar – The confidentiality issue for translators & interpreters

wA webinar entitled “The Confidentiality Issue for Translators and Interpreters” is being organized on December 4th, 2014 by eCPD Webinars.

As you know, I often publicize such events – a good way to access training in short bites, from anywhere in the world with an internet connection, at a reasonable cost.


The speaker is Sue Leschen, a qualified solicitor (non-practising), a legal and commercial French interpreter and translator, and an independent CPD trainer.

Sue sits on the Professional Conduct Committees of two bodies in the UK – the Institute of Translation & Interpreting, and the National Register of Public Service Interpreters.

Here’s a brief outline:

“All translators and interpreters know that many details of their work are subject to a duty of confidentiality – or do they?

  • Are there any exceptions to this duty?
  • To whom is the duty owed and to what does it apply?
  • How long should it last?
  • Should interpreters and translators sign non-disclosure agreements and/or the Official Secrets Act?

Sue Leschen will be considering some classic confidentiality scenarios relating to both interpreters and translators before opening up a discussion in which all attendees of the live event are invited to participate with scenarios and/or concerns of their own.

For more information, click here.

Greece, Corinth CanalRegarding disclosure, I have no commercial relationship with the company eCPD Webinars of any kind, and provide the above details purely for information purposes.


hand gesture body languageYou might also be interested in this post: From WikiLeaks to MT-leaks? which discusses breaches of confidentiality through the use of machine translation.



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