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Stereotype: <<The Swiss are extremely privacy minded.>>
Many rich and famous people live in Switzerland and when they are recognized on the street, people just smile and look the other way. No Swiss in their right mind would dare bother somebody to whom they had not been introduced, however famous. Laws supporting discretion and the respect of privacy have long been in force, especially for lawyers, trustees and bankers. The banking secrecy laws are very strict and a banker who reveals information about a client to anybody but a Swiss judge with a search warrant will be fined and can be sent to prison.
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