Warning over terror fight confidentiality threat. By Dan Martin

New government measures to prevent terrorist financing and money laundering should respect the accountant-client relationship, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has warned.

During a speech on tackling the threat of extremists, chancellor Gordon Brown said accountants play a key role.


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Public interest

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"The special nature of the relationship between professional adviser and client still needs to be protected as being in the public interest, and any further obligations to report information to the government needs to incorporate due sensitivity."

Surely the "public interest" is to fight terrorism, including the sources of finance.

Which cloud does the cuckoo live on??

Jeff Lampert