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Can the penitent reveal what he/she as confessed or what advice or penance was given by the confessor to another, whether the other be the confessor, another priest, or a layman/woman?
Lay faithful are bound under penalty only concerning sins confessed by another penitent of which they somehow had or received knowledge, be it as translators, or in any other way (983, 984, 1388).
Interestingly, in the Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches (for Oriental sui iuris Catholic Churches) there is an additional penalty for anyone who attempt in any way to receive information from a confession (733, 734, 1456).
I am unaware of any restriction on revealing your own sins, the given penance, or the given advice / spiritual direction. Fr. Z has some good advice, especially when he says:
it is probably better for the penitent not to speak too much about what occurs in the confessional under normal circumstances.