Menu

Home » Invasion of Privacy»

(Credit: The Guardian, screenshot)

Greek journalist Kostas Vaxevanis was acquitted for the second time in two years of invasion of privacy charges after he published a list of wealthy Greeks with “secret bank accounts” in a 2012 issue of his magazine Hot Doc.

Last year, Vaxevanis was acquitted of the charges, as iMediaEthics wrote at the time. He published a list of what the Guardian described as a list of “2,000 Greeks with Swiss accounts who are regarded as potential tax evaders.”

The list has been coined the Lagarde list because it was created by International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde.

You May Also Like...

'Blurred Lines' Ethics Program in India?

But, according to the Guardian, Vaxevanis’s 2012 acquittal had been “overturned” and he was required to face the charges yet again. The Guardian reported:

“Vaxevanis had originally been acquitted last year but in an unprecedented step a public prosecutor overturned the verdict, claiming that it had been made in haste, and he was retried for the same crime.”

Vaxevanis has defended posting the list because it was in “the public interest” and journalism.

Submit a tip / Report a problem

Greek Editor Acquitted AGAIN of Invasion of Privacy Charges

Share this article:

Comments Terms and Conditions

  • We reserve the right to edit/delete comments which harass, libel, use coarse language and profanity.
  • We moderate comments especially when there is conflict or negativity among commenters.
  • Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *