Internet Firms Create China Code of Conduct

From Wall Street Journal:

Microsoft Corp., Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc., in negotiations with other Internet companies and human-rights groups, reached an agreement on a voluntary code of conduct for activities in China and other restrictive countries.

In separate letters sent to Sens. Richard Durbin (D., Ill.), and Tom Coburn (R., Okla.), the companies said the code’s details are being worked out.

Sens. Durbin and Coburn had asked for an update out of concern that without such a code, Internet companies could be pressured by China’s government to provide information about Internet users who are in China for the Olympics.

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August 5, 2008, 5:36 AM
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