As reported by Le Temps, the European Court of Human Rights dismissed a filing by a US citizen against Switzerland relating to the transmission of his banking data to the US tax authorities. This man argued that it was a violation of privacy.

According to the Court, the transmission of data in 2012 did not violate the right to respect for his private life and there was no breach of the principle of non-discrimination.

An agreement, consolidated by a protocol, had allowed the Federal Tax Administration to order UBS to transmit the record of US taxpayers in the context of an administrative assistance with the US tax authorities.