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Visa closes down our payment gateway, again

Published on 8 July 2011

After having opened up a gateway for DataCell for processing payments to WikiLeaks, the payments processing company Valitor (VISA Iceland) has decided to close down the gateway and terminate the contract with DataCell.

The reason they give is that orders have been given by the international card companies to close down the gateway and that processing donations to WikiLeaks is a violation of general terms between the two parties.

DataCell has protested this termination and will make a complaint to the Icelandic Financial Authority claiming that Valitor’s license to operate as a payment processing company will be cancelled.

DataCell regards this action on behalf of VISA as a clear sign that they are not willing to solve the situation. Therefore has DataCell accompanied by WikiLeaks instructed it’s lawyers to file a complaint to the European commission  next week.