In an effort to further protect the privacy of victims of domestic violence, the United States Department of Treasury issued a November 2009 ruling allowing national banks and credit unions to accept the contact address of a state's confidential address program rather than a residence address from a program participant applying for banking accounts.
We all know it is difficult to protect privacy. Addresses, despite the disclaimers of banks, credit unions and other institutions, are 'somehow' shared or distributed. For a victim of domestic violence, protecting privacy is not only a matter of constitutional liberty, but an issue of physical safety.
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