- This is the legal right of the government to not disclose the name of a person who supplied evidence during a criminal trial. It is often referred to as the informer's privilege
- The attorney requested the identity of the person who supplied the tip, but the judge upheld the informant's privilege.
- To protect their safety, the informant's privilege was invoked to keep the person's identity a secret.
- The defense made a motion for disclosure, but the court ruled that the informant's privilege took precedence.