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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 6. Banks and Financial Institutions
- Chapter 1. Administration
- Section 28. Depositor and Customer Records Confidential.
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AS 06.01.028. Depositor and Customer Records Confidential.
- (a) The records of financial institutions relating to their depositors and customers and the information in the records
are confidential. A financial institution may not disclose the records and information to another person except when,
and only to the extent that, the disclosure is
- (1) authorized in writing by the depositor or customer;
- (2) required by federal or state statute or regulation or by an order directed to the financial institution and issued by
a court or administrative agency of competent jurisdiction;
- (3) made to the holder of a negotiable instrument drawn on the financial institution as to whether the drawer has
sufficient funds in the financial institution to cover the instrument;
- (4) made to a consumer reporting agency regulated under 15 U.S.C. 1681 - 1681v (Fair Credit Reporting Act); or
- (5) made in connection with the maintenance or servicing of the depositor's or customer's account with the financial
institution, or with another entity as part of a private label credit card or other extension of credit on behalf of
- (b) When disclosure of financial institution records is compelled by a subpoena, a search warrant, or another court or
administrative agency order under (a)(2) of this section, the court or administrative agency shall provide in the order
for the reimbursement of the financial institution for the reasonable costs incurred in complying with the order.
Nothing in this subsection imposes a reimbursement obligation on a government agency, or abrogates an otherwise
established reimbursement obligation of a government agency, when the financial institution is the subject of an audit,
examination, or investigation and disclosure is sought under a federal or state law or regulation.
- (c) Unless otherwise provided in this subsection, when disclosure of financial institution records is required under a
court or administrative agency order under (a)(2) of this section, the financial institution shall notify the depositor
or customer of the disclosure before the disclosure is made. If notification before disclosure is not possible, the
financial institution shall notify the customer or depositor of the disclosure as soon as practicable after the
disclosure is made. However, notification either before or after disclosure may not be made if disclosure is made under
a court or administrative agency order under (a)(2) of this section and the document requiring disclosure requires on
its face that the financial institution not notify or inform the depositor or customer, or the document requiring
disclosure is, or is accompanied by, a court order that expressly directs the financial institution not to notify or
inform the depositor or customer.
- (d) Nothing in (a) - (c) of this section prohibits a financial institution from disclosing information to a person if
- (1) the disclosure is necessary to
- (A) provide the services of the financial institution to a depositor or customer; or
- (B) market financially related products or services of the financial institution and its marketing partners; and
- (2) the person receiving the information has a written agreement with the financial institution to be bound by the
requirements of (a) - (c) of this section.
- (e) Nothing in this section authorizes the disclosure of information if disclosure is prohibited by 15 U.S.C. 6801 - 6827
or the regulations adopted under those sections.
- (f) A financial institution or any other person who violates this section is liable to a depositor or customer for damages
caused by the disclosure of the confidential records or information of the financial institution pertaining to the
depositor or customer. A financial institution or other person who takes an action under this section while relying in
good faith on any provision of this section is not liable under this section to any person for the action.
- (g) In this section, "financial institution" means a person subject to the regulation of the department under this title,
including a BIDCO licensed under AS 10.13 (Alaska BIDCO Act).
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