Use this tag when asking about actual or potential conflicts of interest, as well as related questions regarding conflict of interest rules and ethics.
A conflict of interest exists when one person or organization has multiple, contradictory roles. Commonly this happens when a public official's private interests conflict with their public interests (for example, a legislator who serves on a telecommunications committee while owning a telecommunications firm). A conflict of interest can also arise in purely public roles (for example, if the government auditor's office assists other agencies with their financial statements).
Use this tag when asking about actual or potential conflicts of interest. It may also be used for questions related to conflict of interest rules and ethics.