USPAP 2018-2019 Edition
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An appraiser must not disclose: (1) confidential information; or (2) assignment results to anyone other than:
• the client;
• parties specifically authorized by the client;
• state appraiser regulatory agencies;
• third parties as may be authorized by due process of law; or
• a duly authorized professional peer review committee except when such disclosure to a committee would
violate applicable law or regulation.
An appraiser must take reasonable steps to safeguard access to confidential information and assignment results
by unauthorized individuals, whether such information or results are in physical or electronic form.
An appraiser must ensure that employees, co-workers, sub-contractors, or others who may have access to
confidential information or assignment results, are aware of the prohibitions on disclosure of such information
A member of a duly authorized professional peer review committee must not disclose confidential information
presented to the committee.
Comment: When all confidential elements of confidential information and assignment results are removed
through redaction or the process of aggregation, client authorization is not required for the disclosure of the
remaining information, as modified.