Q:  What legal rights do I have if my credit union gives personal information to my ex-boyfriend – who’s not affiliated with that loan I have though them? Joe:  There are all sorts of disclosure laws that banks and hospitals legally have to follow re: the release of personal information. …

Q:  What legal rights do I have if my credit union gives personal information to my ex-boyfriend – who’s not affiliated with that loan I have though them?

Joe:  There are all sorts of disclosure laws that banks and hospitals legally have to follow re: the release of personal information.  Unless he was a co-signatory on your loan with the credit union, there would be no reason for them to release your personal information to him.  Your first step is to file a formal complaint with the credit union – requesting a written letter of explanation as to why this incident occurred.  Then based on their response, you may wish to seek an attorney to determine if you should proceed from there.