“Sberbank” came up with an initiative to allocate responsibility for violation of bank secrecy in a separate article of the Criminal Code. A corresponding bill has been developed. The initiative is indicated in the table of proposals of the inter-factional working group of the State Duma on cybersecurity (Izvestia has it). It also stipulates an increase in the maximum term of liability for violation of bank secrecy – up to eight years in prison.
Today, according to the current article 183 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, for “illegal disclosure or use of information constituting commercial, tax or banking secrets”, a penalty of up to 1 million rubles or in the amount of the convict’s salary or other income for a period of up to two years is provided. The maximum offender can face a sentence of up to three years in prison.
The initiative was developed with the participation of representatives of the Central Bank, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Association of Russian Banks, Sberbank said.
“The proposal to separate a separate corpus delicti into Article 183.1 is due to the fact that it is impossible to modernize criminal liability for violation of bank secrecy in“ one package ”with tax and commercial secrets. The current article 183 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation was written for public relations that existed more than 30 years ago, “- explained in” Sberbank “.
They added that at present, criminal interest in information about clients of credit institutions, their electronic means of payment and transactions is not comparable in importance and consequences with access to tax or commercial secrets. Therefore, it is necessary to talk about other socially dangerous consequences of violation of banking secrecy.
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