Article 16

It is prohibited for members of the Agency's Board of Directors, for its staff and employees, and for its auditors and agents, to divulge such data or information relating to the Agency or its customers, or to the affairs, of the banking firms that are subject to the Agency's control, as may have come to their knowledge by reason of the performance of their duties.

As an exception, the above prohibition shall not apply to cases required by the performance of their duties or the discharge of the responsibilities of their office, as well as to cases where they act on an order issued by a competent Court of Law and to cases where Law allows them to divulge such data or information. Without prejudice to any severe penalty prescribed in any other law, anyone who violates the prohibition set forth in the preceding paragraph shall be punished by imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months and/or a fine not exceeding 1000 (one thousand) dinars.