Contents 454F-1 Definitions 454F-1.5 Registration with NMLS required 454F-1.6 Presumption of control 454F-1.7 Duties of a mortgage loan originator company's qualified individual and branch manager 454F-1.8 Sponsorship by mortgage loan originator company, exempt sponsoring mortgage loan originator company, 454F-2 Exemptions 454F-2.5 Exempt sponsoring mortgage loan originator company; registration 454F-3 Requirement of licensure 454F-4 License and registration; application; issuance 454F-4.5 Automatic secondary review of license application 454F-4.8 Decision denying application subject to administrative hearing 454F-4.9 Abandoned applications 454F-5 Issuance of license 454F-6 Pre-licensing and re-licensing; education of mortgage loan originators 454F-7 Testing of mortgage loan originators 454F-8 Standards for license renewal 454F-8.5 Reinstatement of expired licenses 454F-9 Continuing education; mortgage loan originators 454F-10 Authority to require license 454F-10.5 Authorized places of business; designation of qualified individuals and branch managers; branch offices; 454F-10.6 Voluntary cessation of operation; surrender of license 454F-10.7 Change in control of a licensee; fees 454F-11 NMLS registry information; challenge process 454F-12 Enforcement authorities; violations; penalties 454F-13 Repealed 454F-14 Confidentiality 454F-15 Investigation and examination authority 454F-16 Mortgage call reports 454F-17 Prohibited practices 454F-18 Powers of commissioner 454F-19 Unique identifier shown 454F-20 Report to NMLS 454F-21 Repealed 454F-22 Mortgage loan originator, mortgage loan originator company, exempt sponsoring mortgage loan 454F-23 Payment of fees 454F-24 Mortgage servicer companies; mortgage loan originators 454F-25 Nonprofit organizations; mortgage loan originators 454F-26 Repealed 454F-41 Mortgage loan recovery fund; use of fund; fees 454F-42 Statute of limitation; recovery from fund 454F-43 Management of fund 454F-44 Standing 454F-45 Subrogation of rights 454F-46 Waiver of rights 454F-47 Disciplinary action against licensee

     §454F-14  Confidentiality.  (a)  Except as otherwise provided in Public Law 110-289, section 1512, the requirements under any federal or state law regarding the privacy or confidentiality of any information or material provided to NMLS, and any privilege arising under federal or state law, including the rules of any federal or state court, with respect to the information or material shall continue to apply to the information or material after the information or material has been disclosed to NMLS.  The information and material may be shared with all state and federal regulatory officials with mortgage industry oversight authority without the loss of privilege or the loss of confidentiality protections provided by federal or state law.

     (b)  For these purposes, the commissioner is authorized to enter into agreements or sharing arrangements with other governmental agencies, the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, the American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators, or other associations representing governmental agencies as established by rule or order of the commissioner.

     (c)  Information or material that is subject to a privilege or confidentiality under subsection (a) shall not be subject to:

     (1)  Disclosure under any federal or state law governing the disclosure to the public of information held by an officer or an agency of the federal government or a state; or

     (2)  Subpoena or discovery, or admission into evidence, in any private civil action or administrative process, unless with respect to any privilege held by NMLS applicable to the information or material; provided that the person to whom the information or material pertains waives, in whole or in part, in the discretion of such person, that privilege.

     (d)  Notwithstanding chapter 92F, the examination process and related information and documents, including the reports of examination, are confidential and are not subject to discovery or disclosure in civil or criminal lawsuits.

     (e)  Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, the disclosure of confidential supervisory information or any information or material described in subsection (a) that is inconsistent with subsection (a) shall be superseded by the requirements of this section.

     (f)  This section shall not apply to information or material relating to the employment history of, and publicly adjudicated disciplinary and enforcement actions against, mortgage loan originators, mortgage loan originator companies, and mortgage servicer companies that are included in NMLS for access by the public. [L Sp 2009, c 32, pt of §2; am L 2013, c 168, §20; am L 2014, c 198, §6]