Mauritius (MU)

Jurisdiction Overview

360 *Are there criminal sanctions, custodial sentencing or any other statutory sanctions for breaches of banking secrecy? Yes, there are prison terms for disclosing client's banking data to any third party (and possibly fines).
 Data Date: 2017


"Section 64 of the Banking Act establishes a duty of confidentiality on all bank personnel who, by virtue of their professional responsibilities, have access to the books,accounts, records, financial statements or other documents of a financial institution" (GF 2017: 89). "Any person who contravenes this section [on confidentiality] shall commit an offence and shall, on conviction, be liable to a fine not exceeding one million rupees and to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years" (Bank of Mauritius Act, Section 26; [TJN-Note]).

Bank of Mauritius Act, Section 26
GF 2017: 89