What is a Private Investigator's Duy of Confidentialiry?
In this case the county manager doesn’t appear to have a relation to you by contract, employment, etc. Whether or not the investigator is liable to you for breaching confidentiality will depend on the contract terms involved and be a matter of subjective determination for the court whether a breach of contract occurred based on all the facts in your case. For example, the following is a clause from a private investigator’s contract:
Will my partner find out they are being investigated?
The objective of the Private Investigator is to get the information as quickly and discretely as possible. We understand that knowing the truth and knowing it quickly is really important to our clients. We also understand that circumstances at home can become difficult if your partner finds out you have engaged someone to investigate them. We therefore work with utmost confidentiality, discretion and privacy for all concerned reducing the chances of the investigation becoming known to any other parties.