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Valitor, formerly Visa Iceland,[1] is Visa's and Mastercard's partner in Iceland and an online and e-commerce payment solutions company that operates internationally, offering services to partners, merchants, banks, and cardholders around the world.[2]

On 7 December 2010, following the leak of the US diplomatic cables in February 2010 and the leak of Afghan War documents in July 2010, Valitor suspended payments towards the data company DataCell, the company processing donations for WikiLeaks.[1] On 12 July 2012 a Reykjavík court ruled that Valitor had to start processing donations within fourteen days[3] on pain of daily fines to the amount of ISK 800,000 for each day after that time, to open the payment gateway. Valitor also had to pay DataCell's litigation costs of ISK 1,500,000.[4]

On 24 April 2013 Iceland's Supreme Court ruled that Valitor has to pay $204,900 per month to WikiLeaks if it continues its blockade.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Wikileaks has launched a case against Valitor hf. (formerly Visa Iceland)", WikiLeaks, 21 June 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2012.
  2. ^ "About Us", Retrieved 18 July 2013.
  3. ^ "Tvingas öppna för Wikileaksdonationer" (Swedish) Sveriges Television, 12 July 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2012.
  4. ^ "Judgement Reykjavík District Court, 12 July 2012 in case number E-561/2012: Datacell ehf.", English translation of judgment. Retrieved 9 November 2012.
  5. ^ 24 June 2013

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