1181.25 [Effective 1/1/2018] Evidence or disclosure of privileged, confidential or other nonpublic information.

(A) Notwithstanding sections 1121.18, 1315.122, 1321.09, 1321.48, 1321.55, 1321.76, 1322.06, 1322.061, 1733.32, 1733.327, and 4727.18 of the Revised Code, the superintendent of financial institutions may, in the superintendent's discretion, introduce into evidence or disclose, or authorize to be introduced into evidence or disclosed, information that is privileged, confidential, or otherwise not a public record

in the following circumstances:

(1) In connection with any civil, criminal, or administrative investigation or examination conducted by the superintendent under Chapters 1315., 1321., 1322., 1733., 4712., 4727., and 4728. of the Revised Code or Title XI of the Revised Code or by any other financial institution regulatory authority, any state or federal attorney general or prosecuting attorney, or any local, state, or federal law enforcement agency;

(2) In connection with any civil or criminal litigation or administrative enforcement action initiated or to be initiated by the superintendent in furtherance of the powers, duties, and obligations imposed upon the superintendent by Chapters 1315., 1321., 1322., 1733., 4712., 4727., and 4728. of the Revised Code or Title XI of the Revised Code;

(3) To administer licensing and registration under Chapters 1315., 1321., 1322., 1733., 4712., 4727., and 4728. of the Revised Code or Title XI of the Revised Code through the nationwide mortgage licensing system and registry as defined in section 1322.01 of the Revised Code.

(B) If the superintendent has reason to believe that any privileged, confidential, or other nonpublic information provided pursuant to this section may be disclosed by the intended recipient, the superintendent shall seek a protective order or enter into an agreement to protect that information.

(C) All reports and other information made available under this chapter remain the property of the superintendent. Except as otherwise provided in this section, no person, agency, or other authority to whom the information is made available, or any officer, director, or employee thereof, shall disclose such information except in published statistical material that does not disclose, either directly or when used in conjunction with publicly available information, the affairs of any individual or entity.

(D) The superintendent shall not be considered to have waived any privilege applicable to any information by transferring that information to, or permitting that information to be used by, any federal or state agency or any other person as permitted under this chapter or Chapter 1121. of the Revised Code.

Amended by 132nd General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 49, §130.21, eff. 1/1/2018.

Effective Date: 06-18-2002; 04-06-2007; 2008 HB545 09-01-2008 .

Note: This section is set out twice. See also § 1181.25, effective until 1/1/2018.