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I'd simply like to say that from the point of view of my organisation, we really rely on trust and confidentiality, and we do deal with people from all sides of a very difficult situation in Northern Ireland, and when I first heard that these documents had been compromised, my first thought was: if all of the people that we help hear about this, they will lose confidence in us, through no fault of our own, through nothing that we have done, and that's a very chilling thought for our organisation. We can only hope that the trust that we've built up over the years will convince people who work with us that we can still be trusted, but it is a real issue for us that this could dent our reputation for confidentiality.

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