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cloak (someone or something) in secrecy

To hide someone or something from another person or from public view. The residents complained that the board cloaked its decision process in secrecy, not allowing anyone to see the final plan.
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swear (one) to secrecy

To make one promise that they won't reveal something that they know about. The company swore me to secrecy before promoting me to work on their latest product. OK, I'll tell you, but I have to swear you to secrecy!
See also: secrecy, swear

cloak someone or something in secrecy

Fig. to hide or conceal someone or something in secrecy. Patrick cloaked his activities in secrecy. The agents cloaked the spy in secrecy, making her identity a mystery.
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swear somebody to ˈsecrecy

make somebody promise not to tell a secret: Before telling her what happened, I had sworn her to secrecy.Everyone was sworn to secrecy about what had happened.
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The Philippines together with Lebanon and Switzerland are the only countries in the world that have a bank secrecy law.
TJN said the increase was driven by "a huge rise in their share of the market in offshore financial services" with no comparable reduction in levels of secrecy.
It said the only realistic way to address these problems comprehensively was to tackle them at root: By directly confronting offshore secrecy and the global infrastructure that created it.
The TJN estimates that US$21-32 trillion of the world's private wealth is situated in what they call secrecy jurisdictions, a term similar in meaning to tax havens.
The NBU updated references to the laws of Ukraine, which entailed adoption of the Rules for Storage, Protection, Use and Disclosure of Bank Secrecy (approved by NBU Board Resolution No.
The SIC, which was established by the government to combat money laundering and terrorism finance, has lifted banking secrecy on many accounts for illegal financial activities.
The Secrecy Officers, an important tool of this machinery, are not benefiting from this increase.
He also said that what is new in this draft finance law 2017 is the lifting of bank secrecy without prior authorization (judicial request), indicating in this respect that this is a good initiative but that cannot be applied at this time.
Low-density parity-check (LDPC) code can achieve the secrecy ability of the wiretap channel, and proved this code can be used to provide perfectly secret communications at low data rates.
To determine if state laws outlawing pay secrecy have decreased the wage gap, Kim compares data from the 11 states that have outlawed pay secrecy with data from states that have not outlawed pay secrecy.
The secrecy order process typically follows one of two paths.
Bank secrecy laws have notably been criticized in the Philippines, one country with an established code of strict confidentiality with respect to bank accounts and deposits, for hampering effective investigation and prosecution of white-collar criminals.
The Indian prime minister, on a visit to attend the G20 summit at Antalya, has called for end to excessive banking secrecy.
has been a pioneer in defending itself from foreign secrecy jurisdictions .