October 10, 2018 / 10:14 AM / in 13 days

Swiss supreme court knocks down bid to extend bank secrecy

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Switzerland’s highest court ruled on Wednesday against prosecutors seeking to extend the country’s bank secrecy law to cover whistleblowers wherever they are in the world.

In a case that drew international scrutiny, the court by a 3-2 majority rejected an appeal by Zurich prosecutors in a case involving former private banker Rudolf Elmer. (Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay, Editing by Michael Shields)

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