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Data management and protection starter kit: Tip sheet 3: Know your customer (KYC) Regulations

2016 — By ELAN

Know Your Customer (KYC) regulations, also known as customer due diligence, are designed to combat money laundering, terrorist financing, and other related threats to the financial system. They refer to the ID checks that financial institutions perform to comply with national financial regulations. Typically, KYC checks take place when customers sign up for an account or conduct a transaction. However, KYC checks can also occur during events less visible to customers, such as creating customer transaction models and monitoring for unusual activity.