Yahoo In China: An Unfair Attack
There has been much coverage this week on the Congressional hearing into YahooÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s disclosure of information to the Chinese Government.
For those who missed it, in short Yahoo was attacked by both sides of politics for complying with a request under Chinese law, in China, to provide information on a political dissident.
The rhetoric was raw; San Mateo Democrat Chairman Tom Lantos called Yahoo moral pygmies, and Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., compared YahooÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s cooperation with the Chinese government to companies that cooperated with Nazi Germany during World War II.
When it comes to China there are very few who will come to the defense of those who deal with the Chinese Government.
YahooÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s actions might have been in part wrong morally, but legally they have done nothing wrong, and in a global economy this is even more true.
Full article: techcrunch.com