Confidentiality of Banks as Modus Operandi by Gatekeepers in Money Laundering

Isma Nurillah, Topo Santoso

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The mode of crime is constantly changing and increasingly implicates not only legal and banking professionals but also encroaches into the banking system via bank secrets. This paper compares the legal approaches to the bank secrecy of Indonesia, the Netherlands, and the Bahamas. In Indonesia, legislation on bank secrecy began in Perpu in 1960 and continued through the Banking Act 1998. From 1960 to 1998, legislation about bank secrecy has continued to change, including the limitation of bank secrecy. By examining these changes, a comparison can be made among law enforcement of different countries that face similar problems. Through a comparative law approach, our study can help countries solve the problem in their respective jurisdictions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChallenges of Law and Governance in Indonesia in the Disruptive Era I
PublisherNova Science Publisher Inc.
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781536193480
ISBN (Print)9781536191295
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021


  • anti-money laundering
  • bank secrecy
  • gatekeeper


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