Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Wikis' IT firm says it will sue Visa and Mastercard

The company that enables Wikis to accept credit and debit card donations says it will take legal action against Visa Europe and Mastercard.
IT firm Datacell said it would move immediately to try to force the two companies to resume allowing payments to the whistle-blowing website.Iceland-based Datacell had rlier said the move by Visa and Mastercard could harm its own business.Visa Europe and Mastercard have yet to comment on the legal thrt.Visa Europe suspended payments to Wikis on Tuesday, ahd of carrying out an investigation into the website.It said it wanted to determine whether the nature of Wikis' business "contravenes Visa operating rules".Mastercard would only say that it was suspending payments to Wikis "until the situation is resolved".Datacell's chief executive Andrs Fink urged Visa to "just simply do their business where they are good at - transferring money".The company added that the suspension by Visa would last for an initial seven days, but this has yet to be confirmed by the US giant.The founder of Wikis, Julian Assange, was arrested in London on Tuesday, connected to sexual assault allegations in Sweden.He was refused bail, but has vowed to fight extradition.

Source: BBC

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