Removal of files of restricted accounts, and of customers restricted in aggravated circumstances, from the Bank of Israel website

17.05.2011
 
Removal of files of restricted accounts, and of customers restricted in aggravated circumstances, from the Bank of Israel website
 
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The Bank of Israel manages a database of restricted checking accounts and of customers restricted in aggravated circumstances. The Bank's website offers the service of checking those details, both through files listing restricted accounts and customers restricted in aggravated circumstances, and through a detailed query which allows searching for a specific restricted account, or for specific individual or corporate customers restricted in aggravated circumstances.
The Bank of Israel informs the public that pursuant to instructions from the Ministry of Justice, as of June 1, 2011, the following files will not be published on the Bank of Israel website:
1. The file listing restricted accounts of individuals (listing restricted accounts of corporations will not cease)
2. The file listing individual customers restricted in aggravated circumstances (listing corporate customers restricted for aggravated circumstances will not cease)
It will continue to be possible to receive this information on the website through the detailed query.
Someone who wants to receive the files mentioned, including information on individuals, after June 1, 2011, must fill out a declaration form that appears on the Bank of Israel website.
and both send it to email address
hanis.kvazim@boi.org.il
as well as sending a hard copy through the postal service to Ms. Hani Shani, Checks Without Cover section, Bank of Israel, PO Box 780, Jerusalem, 91007.
The Bank of Israel will forward the requests to the consideration of the Ministry of Justice's Legal Authority for Information Technologies and Privacy Protection, and the final decision will be made after hearing its recommendation.
When the evaluation is concluded, the applicant will receive notification of the acceptance or rejection of his or her request. Applicants whose request is accepted will be able to continue to receive the files directly from the Bank of Israel, according to the terms which will be set by the Authority. Receipt of the files may require payment of a fee and other costs.