(Filed under ¿Journalism? rather than under Journalism)
Many many documents were leaked, not showing illegal activity or wrongdoing, but simply how wealthy people move money and make purchases.
Things like photos of homes that the owners wanted to keep private were shown. Anyone wanting to rob them can say "Thanks."
People like Ringo Star are in it. Everyone knows he's rich, knows how he made money, and he's not suspected of wrongdoing.
Types of documents in the leaks: passports, bank statements, tax declarations, company and corp records, real estate contracts and due diligence questionnaires.
The way this data data was taken from lawyers offices and financial firms was most likely illegal, it is considered.
The org that published (or gave to 600 journalists to pick through) the leak was the ICJ.