Q. When the economic situation of a family is known widely in the country they reside, can someone inform others of it in a different country? Is this a case of an item that is already publicly and openly known to many (Apei Tlassa) that one is permitted to further divulge, and there is no Lashon Hora’a prohibition, since besides today’s great availability of travel, the constant internet contact and accessibility of information everywhere, this information can be gained easily.
A. Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit’a opinion is that it may be, but it still has to meet all the requirements that the Chofetz Chaim cites are needed to be able to further disclose in such a case, the information to others. (See Shemiras Haloshon klal 2).
Rabbi A. Bartfeld as revised by Horav Shlomo Miller Shlit’a