Due to the lapse in appropriations, Department of Justice websites will not be regularly updated. The Department’s essential law enforcement and national security functions will continue. Please refer to the Department of Justice’s contingency plan for more information.

419. Rights and Duties of Financial Institutions

Financial institutions are obligated to assemble records requested through administrative summons/subpoena or judicial subpoena even during the pendency of customer challenge proceedings. See 12 U.S.C. § 3411. Financial institutions have the right to resist a government request for records on various grounds (i.e., vagueness, undue burden); such rights remain unaffected by the Act but cannot be asserted by the customer.

Updated September 19, 2018