Copying and taking home private financial data of a client

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A bank employee copied private financial data about a client’s pension plans onto two USB memory sticks and took them home. Later, one of the sticks was lost inside the bank’s office building and found by a colleague, who reported the individual to management. Management then filed a complaint with the Foundation for Banking Ethics Enforcement. The Disciplinary Commission ruled that the incident constituted a serious breach of the Banker’s Oath and imposed a professonial ban of 9 months. The individual’s name was added to the names registry.