Sharing of confidential records

6 November 2019
Verdicts Disciplinary Committee
Professional ban

TRB-2019-4299.

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.