Sharing of confidential records

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A bank employee shared access to confidential financial records of the bank’s customers with a private detective. In so doing, the bank employee offered the detective the possiblity to attain information important to the detective’s clients.

The bank filed a complaint with the foundation. The Disciplinary Committee ruled that the defendant’s actions constituted a serious breach of the banker’s oath and called the transgressions totally unacceptable. It therefore handed the defendant a professional ban of two years.

The defendant’s name was added to the foundation’s registry, which is accessible by all banks.