Privacy International demands Yahoo boycott

by admin September 7, 2005 at 3:56 pm

The human-rights group is calling for action over claims Yahoo is ‘cheerfully sacrificing human rights in return for a cut of the Chinese market’

Privacy International (PI) has called on Internet users to boycott Yahoo over allegations that the Web giant provided information that helped Chinese officials convict a journalist accused of leaking state secrets.

Simon Davies, director of PI, described Yahoo’s actions a “reprehensible” on Wednesday.

“This is a disreputable episode. Western companies are increasingly cutting deals with the Chinese government to serve their shareholders’ interests at the expense of ethical governance,” said Davies in a statement.

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