Confidentiality of Reporting
Legal Framework of STR
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Confidentiality of Reporting

According to Article 4 (2) of Law No.5549; The obliged parties may not give the information to anybody including the parties of the transaction that they report the suspicious transactions to the Presidency, other than the examiners assigned to conduct inspection of obligations and the courts during legal proceedings.

According to Article 29 of Regulation On Measures Regarding Prevention of Laundering Proceeds of Crime and Financing of Terrorism;

Obliged parties shall not disclose any information to anyone including the parties of the transaction, except for the information provided for the examiners assigned for inspection of obligations and for the courts during trial, that they have reported the suspicious transaction or they will report it.

This obligation covers the persons and the institutions who report suspicious transactions or members of them who carry out and manage the transactions or their legal representatives and proxies, and the other personnel who knows in any way that the suspicious transactions have been reported. As to the obliged parties where a compliance officer is assigned, internal reports sent to the compliance officer shall be within the scope of confidentiality. The compliance officers who carry out reporting electronically shall not render anyone any card, password and other types of information and means ensuring access to the system.

Obliged parties shall not disclose their head offices, branches, agencies, representatives, commercial proxies and similar affiliated units abroad any information that they have reported a suspicious transaction in relation to their customers.

Natural and legal persons, their compliance officers, legal representatives of the obliged parties, their managers and personnel complying with the obligation of reporting suspicious transaction, shall not be held responsible judicially and criminally in any way.