North Carolina Statutes

Chapter 53B Financial Privacy Act

  • § 53B-1   Short title
    This act may be cited as the North Carolina Financial Privacy Act. (1985 (Reg. Sess., 1986), c. 1002, s. 1.)
  • § 53B-2   Definitions
    As used in this Chapter, unless the context otherwise requires, the term: (1) "Customer" means a person who has transacted business with a financial institution...
  • § 53B-3   Public policy
    It is the policy of this State that financial records should be treated as confidential and that no financial institution may provide to any government...
  • § 53B-4   Access to financial records
    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no government authority may have access to a customer's financial record held by a financial institution unless the financial...
  • § 53B-5   Service on customer certification
    A government authority may have access to a customer's financial record pursuant to G.S. 53B‑4(11) only if: (1) The court order or subpoena describes with...
  • § 53B-6   Delayed notice
    Upon application of a government authority, a superior court judge may order that the customer notice required by G.S. 53B‑5 be delayed if the court...
  • § 53B-7   Customer challenge
    (a) Within 10 days after service of a court order or subpoena under this Chapter a customer may apply to the superior court of the...
  • § 53B-8   Disclosure of financial records
    No financial institution or its officer, employee, or agent may disclose a customer's financial record to a government authority except as provided in this Chapter....
  • § 53B-9   Duty of financial institutions; fee; limitation of liability
    (a) Upon service of a subpoena or court order pursuant to G.S. 53B‑4(1), (3), (9), or (11) and receipt of certification pursuant to G.S. 53B‑5(5),...
  • § 53B-10   Penalty
    (a) Any financial institution disclosing financial records or information contained therein in violation of this Chapter shall be liable to the customer to whom the...