I've always had this gripe on walking on the thin line when breaking confidentiality, even when you're not clearly naming the client, tying it to its MSC. ("Hedgehog shops," "the large Canadian MSC," "hotel chain with Titanium" etc.). In my professional line of work, I often get taken out to lunch by a variety of vendors, pipe mills, etc. that are stupid friendly, but are good in their job trying to pry confidential information from me on my clients and the large capital projects I'm working on.... They'd go around saying, "Are you guys working on the project that keeps getting headlines, or work their way around it without calling out the client's name or project name?" Answering it, even if I say "maybe," is STILL a very grey area in my confidentiality agreements I typically abide to with the clients, so I'm always puzzled by what I see as a Black & White rule on "not calling out the client and MSC" in the same thread as a forum rule, when something like this thread even though the MSC was named and the casino wasn't clearly named is still walking on thin ice and could be argued as breaking confidentiality.
Are you not required to sign/agree to a confidentiality agreement, ethics code/disclosure? Our Procurement and Contracts Department have strict policy rules in place. No wining, dining, gift acceptance.
i do agree with you regarding your point here though. So silly to me sometimes. "Hints" given without naming the MSC that a lot of people will get.