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Whistleblowers won't be charged for violating bank secrecy law: Swiss court


Devdiscourse News Desk switzerland Switzerland
Updated: 10-10-2018 19:39 IST
Whistleblowers won't be charged for violating bank secrecy law: Swiss court

In a case that drew international scrutiny, the court by a 3-2 majority rejected an appeal by Zurich prosecutors in a case involving former private banker Rudolf Elmer. (Image Credit: Twitter)

Switzerland's highest court ruled on Wednesday against prosecutors seeking to extend the country's bank secrecy law to cover whistleblowers wherever they are in the world.

In a case that drew international scrutiny, the court by a 3-2 majority rejected an appeal by Zurich prosecutors in a case involving former private banker Rudolf Elmer.

(With inputs from agencies.)

COUNTRY : Switzerland

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