Chapter 13 - France
This is a chapter from the Bloomsbury Professional book Neate and Godfrey: Bank Confidentiality, 5th Edition, which covers the issues of bank confidentiality and bank secrecy. It examines differences in various jurisdictions and the increasing erosion of secrecy worldwide. The authors consider government efforts to obtain information to prevent tax evasion, money-laundering and the funding of terrorism. The book also addresses banks' compliance with data protection legislation and measures to protect against identity theft, plus unauthorised disclosures of information by banks and leaks of information through computer hacking.