Swiss prosecutors are seeking a court ruling that would make it easier to convict whistleblowers for breaking the country’s bank secrecy law wherever they are in the world, legal documents show.
The Swiss Banking Act requires employees of Swiss-regulated banks to keep client information confidential, but a number of staff have leaked account details to foreign authorities in the past decade as Western governments crack down on tax evasion.
What is going on is that places like WikiLeaks has made sharing secrets a lot easier. Swiss banks thrive on privately funneling questionable cash though doors. But people who see something they believe is illegal so they go online and release the member's information. Switzerland wants to stop that to support real world money. I would also believe it's to ward off security concerns from blockchain currencies like BitCoin and Etherium.