The effects of a public good can and often have negative effects on the operation of the hotel industry. To protect our clients and their investments, we need to enter into a confidentiality agreement before sharing sensitive real estate data with potential buyers. No one can engage in illegal behaviour, and if someone is in immediate danger, it is your duty to take steps to protect them. For example, if you hear screams in a hotel room, you have no obligation to remain silent, even if you promised the guest not to tell anyone that they live there. Hotel employees do not have specific legal authority and therefore cannot physically detain a guest. Instead, they should call the police if they suspect criminal activity. As people sleep, eat and occasionally live in hotels, confidentiality is a bonus. The U.S.
Supreme Court found that hotel guests have a “reasonable expectation of privacy” in hotel rooms.