Puerto Rico (PR)

Jurisdiction Overview

360 *Are there criminal sanctions, custodial sentencing or any other statutory sanctions for breaches of banking secrecy? Yes, there are fines for disclosing client's banking data to any third party, but no prison terms.
 Data Date: 2018


It appears that the Right to Financial Privacy Act also applies to Puerto Rico (SSA.gov), so we conclude that the situation in the US also applies to Puerto Rico. "The confidentiality of bank account information is generally defined and delimited by the Right to Financial Privacy Act (12 U.S.C. § 3401-22)" (GF 2018: 89). The only sanctions mentioned in the Act are civil penalties (§ 3417 - Civil penalties).


GF 2018: 89