Falciani court date set over bank data theft charges

SwissInfo.ch reports that a former HSBC employee is closer to standing trial on data theft charges in a case that has had international repercussions:

The ex-HSBC employee accused of stealing secret data from Swiss bank accounts is to go on trial in Switzerland in October. Hervé Falciani worked in IT at the bank’s Geneva branch and is alleged to have given information to the French authorities.

Falciani faces charges of violating business and banking secrecy, and retrieving unauthorised data. According to the charge sheet from the Federal Prosecutor’s Office, Falciani copied data from his former employer and passed it on to private businesses and the authorities in other countries, including the French tax authorities.

Read more on SwissInfo.ch.

Some of the previous coverage of this breach and its fallout can be found by searching for “Falciani” on this site.

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