Nebraska Revised Statute 44-154

Chapter 44 Section 154

44-154.

Director; information; disclosure; confidentiality; privilege.

(1) Unless otherwise expressly prohibited by Chapter 44, the director may:

(a) Share documents, materials, or other information, including otherwise confidential and privileged documents, materials, or information, with other state, federal, foreign, and international regulatory and law enforcement agencies, the International Association of Insurance Supervisors, the Bank for International Settlements, and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and its affiliates and subsidiaries if the recipient agrees to maintain the confidential or privileged status of the document, material, or other information;

(b) Receive documents, materials, or other information, including otherwise confidential and privileged documents, materials, or information, from other state, federal, foreign, or international regulatory and law enforcement agencies, the International Association of Insurance Supervisors, the Bank for International Settlements, and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and its affiliates and subsidiaries. The director shall maintain as confidential or privileged any document, material, or other information received pursuant to an information-sharing agreement entered into pursuant to this section with notice or the understanding that the document, material, or other information is confidential or privileged under the laws of the jurisdiction that is the source of the document, material, or information; and

(c) Enter into agreements governing sharing and use of information consistent with this subsection.

(2)(a) All confidential and privileged information obtained by or disclosed to the director by other state, federal, foreign, or international regulatory and law enforcement agencies, the International Association of Insurance Supervisors, the Bank for International Settlements, or the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and its affiliates and subsidiaries pursuant to this section with notice or the understanding that it is confidential or privileged under the laws of the jurisdiction that is the source of the document, material, or other information shall:

(i) Be confidential and privileged;

(ii) Not be a public record subject to disclosure by the director pursuant to sections 84-712 to 84-712.09;

(iii) Not be subject to subpoena; and

(iv) Not be subject to discovery or admissible in evidence in any private civil action.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (2)(a) of this section, the director may use the documents, materials, or other information in any regulatory or legal action brought by the director.

(3) The director, and any other person while acting under the authority of the director who has received information from other state, federal, foreign, or international regulatory and law enforcement agencies, the International Association of Insurance Supervisors, the Bank for International Settlements, or the National Association of Insurance Commissioners or its affiliates and subsidiaries pursuant to this section, may not, and shall not be required to, testify in any private civil action concerning such information.

(4) Nothing in this section shall constitute a waiver of any applicable privilege or claim of confidentiality in the documents, materials, or other information received from state, federal, foreign, or international regulatory and law enforcement agencies, the International Association of Insurance Supervisors, the Bank for International Settlements, or the National Association of Insurance Commissioners or its affiliates and subsidiaries pursuant to this section as a result of disclosure to the director or as a result of information sharing authorized by this section.