Section 5-26-15

Published: 2015

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Section 5-26-15

Section 5-26-15Confidentiality.

In order to promote more effective regulation and reduce regulatory burden through supervisory information sharing:

(1) PROTECTIONS. Except as otherwise provided in Public Law 110-289, Section 1512, the requirements under any federal law regarding the privacy or confidentiality of any information or material provided to the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry, and any privilege arising under federal or state law, including the rules of any federal or state court, with respect to such information or material, shall continue to apply to such information or material after the information or material has been disclosed to the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry. Such information and material may be shared with all state and federal regulatory officials with mortgage industry oversight authority without the loss of privilege or the loss of confidentiality protections provided by federal or state law.

(2) AGREEMENTS AND SHARING ARRANGEMENTS. For these purposes, the supervisor is authorized to enter agreements or sharing arrangements with other governmental agencies, the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, the American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators, or other associations representing governmental agencies as established by rule, regulation, or order of the supervisor.

(3) NONAPPLICABILITY OF CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS. Information or material that is subject to a privilege or confidentiality under subsection (1) shall not be subject to:

(a) Disclosure under any federal or state law governing the disclosure to the public of information held by an officer or an agency of the federal government or the respective state; or

(b) Subpoena or discovery, or admission into evidence, in any private civil action or administrative process, unless with respect to any privilege held by the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry with respect to such information or material, the person to whom such information or material pertains waives, in whole or in part, in the discretion of such person, that privilege.

(4) COORDINATION WITH STATE LAW. Existing Alabama law relating to the disclosure of confidential supervisory information or any information or material described in subsection (1) that is inconsistent with subsection (1) shall be superseded by the requirements of this section.

(5) PUBLIC ACCESS TO INFORMATION. This section shall not apply with respect to the information or material relating to the employment history of, and publicly adjudicated disciplinary and enforcement actions against, mortgage loan originators that is included in the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry for access by the public.

(Act 2009-627, p. 1907, §15.)

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