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Swiss Supreme Court rules media leak "admissible whistleblowing"

By Clara Hudson

25 August 2017

Swiss Supreme Court rules media leak "admissible whistleblowing" iStock.com/AleksandarGeorgiev

Switzerland's top court has ruled that a politician and a bank employee were only guilty of violating bank secrecy laws the first time they leaked a top banker's personal information.