Snowden to testify in defence of creator of Football Leaks

in News · 01-09-2020 09:38:00 · 1 Comments

Fugitive U.S. intelligence leaker Edward Snowden will be one of 45 witnesses testifying in Portugal in defence of Rui Pinto, whose trove of 70 million documents exposed the dealings of European football clubs.

Portuguese prosecutors have said the compilation of the Football Leaks data, which revealed transfer fees, contracts and information on players’ agencies, led to unauthorised access to Portuguese data, attempted extortion and violation of the privacy of correspondence.

Pinto acknowledges creating the trove but says there was no crime because he was acting in the public interest.


Comments:

"Fugitive U.S. intelligence leaker Edward Snowden will be one of 45 witnesses testifying in Portugal"

Snowden will be "in" Portugal? I doubt that very much. Testifying through the use of a video link, perhaps.

By Tony C. from Lisbon on 01-09-2020 04:15
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