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Scott Jon, a new accounting clerk at a firm that had recently terminated several employees due to budgetary cutbacks, accidentally viewed his supervisor’s biweekly paycheck. Not realizing that the paycheck included an annual bonus, Jon erroneously multiplied the gross pay by 26 to find annual earnings. Jon was amazed that his supervisor appeared to earn more than twice the local average for employees in an accounting supervisory position. Jon discussed this situation with a friend, a recently terminated employee of the company who now worked for a local newspaper. As a result of this discussion, the supervisor’s “outrageous” salary was made public. Which one of the standards of the IMA’s Statement of Ethical Professional Practice did Jon’s actions violate?