The National Security Agency whistle-blower has come forward, revealing his identity after leaking information about previously classified surveillance programs to journalist Glenn Greenwald.

His name is Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old employee of the defense contractor Booz Allen Hamilton.

From the Guardian:

The Guardian, after several days of interviews, is revealing his identity at his request. From the moment he decided to disclose numerous top-secret documents to the public, he was determined not to opt for the protection of anonymity. “I have no intention of hiding who I am because I know I have done nothing wrong,” he said.

The Guardian features a video interview with Snowden discussing his decision to come forward with highly classified documents.