From time to time, a prominent CEO’s illness makes its way into the news and highlights once again one of disclosure’s trickiest issues. Most recently, Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, disclosed that he has been diagnosed with throat cancer. This immediately became a top business news story, which is understandable given his prominence in the financial industry and importance to JPMorgan Chase. His announcement once more begs these age-old questions: what disclosure is required, what disclosure is appropriate even if not required and what disclosure is unnecessarily intrusive?
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