On January 8, 2010, the Swiss Federal Administrative Court (“Bundesverwaltungsgericht”) published a decision that declared the transfer of banking data to U.S. law enforcement authorities by the Swiss bank UBS to be illegal.  In late 2009, UBS transferred the data of over 300 customers suspected of evading U.S. taxes to the U.S. Department of Justice and Internal Revenue Service following an order issued by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (“Finma”) pursuant to an agreement Finma reached with the U.S. authorities.
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