Julian Assange is a free man, returns home to Australia

26/06/2024 | BBC News

In a dramatic turn of events, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has pleaded guilty in a US court and has been allowed to walk free after a lengthy legal battle. Under the terms of the deal, he entered a formal plea to a single charge of conspiracy to obtain and disclose national defence information in the Northern Mariana Islands, an American territory in the Pacific Ocean. Assange was then sentenced to time served and was allowed to walk free. Due to his conviction, Assange is prohibited from returning to the United States without permission.

The Guardian has a detailed timeline of the events of the past two days. 

Read Full Story
Julian Assange

What is this page?

You are reading a summary article on the Privacy Newsfeed, a free resource for DPOs and other professionals with privacy or data protection responsibilities helping them stay informed of industry news all in one place. The information here is a brief snippet relating to a single piece of original content or several articles about a common topic or thread. The main contributor is listed in the top left-hand corner, just beneath the article title.

The Privacy Newsfeed monitors over 300 global publications, of which more than 4,350 summary articles have been posted to the online archive dating back to the beginning of 2020. A weekly roundup is available by email every Friday.

Freevacy has been shortlisted in the Best Educator category.
The PICCASO Privacy Awards recognise the people making an outstanding contribution to this dynamic and fast-growing sector.