HMRC confirms data sharing permission: HMRC and the French authorities have agreed that HMRC can share stolen HSBC Suisse customer account data, which it originally received from the French authorities in 2010. At the time, restrictions meant HMRC could use the data for tax purposes only, but now, after nearly five years, the French authorities have agreed HMRC can share it with other enforcement authorities and regulators for the purpose of pursuing criminal offences. (Source: HMRC Confirms Data Sharing Permission)