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If a bank employee views the account of a former relative without

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If a bank employee views the account of a former relative without authorization what can happen to the employee ?
Good morning,

I'm Doug, and I'm very sorry to hear of your situation. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.

Under the circumstances that you mention, clearly the employee violated the rules of the bank and could be terminated for cause based on the violation of privacy in accessing the account information of a relative.

Additionally, if they shared that information with anyone else, then they could be criminally charged for violating banking financial privacy laws as concerns the confidentiality of banking records.

Finally, the act constitutes an Invasion of Privacy and the relative may sue the employee in civil court for Invasion of Privacy, and seek a money judgment for the intrusion as well as punitive damages to punish the person for violating the privacy rights of that relative.

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