Foreign Intelligence and Secret Service Protective
12 U.S.C. § 3414(a) excepts authorized foreign intelligence
investigations and functions of the Secret Service in protecting the
and certain other federal officials and candidates. The exemption may only
used if a certificate of compliance with the Act, signed by a supervisory
official of a rank designated by the head of the Government authority
access, is submitted to the financial institution.|
An annual tabulation of the use of this exception must be provided to
Congress. Financial institutions receiving certificates in foreign
and protective function cases are prohibited by the Act from revealing to
customer that access to financial records was sought or has been obtained.
U.S.C. § 3414(a)(3). Such prohibition of notice should be enforceable
court order under 12 U.S.C. § 3418.