Selective Disclosure Law and Legal Definition

Selective disclosure is the act of making known part of a privileged communication or any one of the several privileged communications due to the fact that the proclaiming or divulging part is helpful to the one who gives such information. However, a portion of the communication that is harmful is withheld. Such types of disclosures result in a limited waiver of the privilege for all communications on the same subject matter as the divulged portion.