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Iceland Court Orders Valitor to Process WikiLeaks Donations

Reykjavik’s District Court ordered Valitor hf, the Icelandic partner of MasterCard Inc. and Visa Inc., to open card payments to anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks within two weeks or face daily penalties of 800,000 kronur ($6,200), the court said today.

Valitor was sued by Icelandic data hosting service provider DataCell, after the payment card company refused to process payments to WikiLeaks the same day it signed a contract with DataCell.