Legality of sharing bank information

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Country: United States of America
State: Alabama

I have a question regarding the legality of a bank sharing/distributing account statements and other information regarding checks and loan information with someone other than the specific account holder. I am in my late 20s and I am the only person on my bank account. I recently found out that my bank has passed along copies of checks and monthly account statements to a relative although they are not on my account in any form or fashion and not my spouse. Is this legal? Also, would I have a case against the bank if I wanted to sue them for giving out my personal account information and what basis would I sue on? I am very upset that a financial entity such as this would be passing out my account information and statements to someone other than the account holder.

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It is not legal--tell them to stop and report it to the president of the bank--you normally can sue only if you were actually damaged somehow--