Yahoo Didn’t Violate Laws in Case of Jailed Chinese Journalist – Sylvia Hui

From AP via USA Today:

Investigators said Wednesday there was not enough evidence to show that Yahoo’s Hong Kong branch provided private information that helped convict a Chinese reporter accused of leaking state secrets.

The case raised questions about whether Internet companies should cooperate with governments that deny freedom of speech and frequently crack down on journalists.

Yahoo! Hong Kong Limited was accused of helping Chinese authorities by Hong Kong lawmaker Albert Ho, who filed a complaint last year with the city’s privacy commissioner. Ho alleged the Internet company provided information that helped convict journalist Shi Tao, sentenced to 10 years in jail in 2005 on mainland China.[Full Text]

March 14, 2007 9:56 AM
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