The long reach of Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) can be seen in concerns raised by the banking system in Lebanon and its bank secrecy laws. Officials from that nation's banks note that despite the disclosure requirements of FATCA, there is "no pressure" to end their privacy rules.
However, if the account holder is an American citizen or suspected of money laundering, the ownership of the account can be disclosed. Holders of U.S. Passports or Green Card holders are asked to sign a consent document with the banks that authorizes disclosure for FATCA purposes.