FinCEN Stand on SAR Disclosures
FinCEN has published a statement that will be posted on its website. The statement advises readers that the information contained in SARs is safeguarded. Unauthorized disclosures can threaten national security and the safety and soundness of reporting institutions. The statement further advises that any disclosures, whether made by persons inside or outside of the federal or state government, will be prosecuted.
This statement is a first step in FinCEN's effort to prevent additional unauthorized disclosures.
Copyright © 2004 Compliance Action. Originally appeared in Compliance Action, Vol. 9, No. 9, 9/04
First published on 09/01/2004