Yahoo Says It Must Follow Chinese Laws On Giving Info

Yahoo says it must abide China law from Reuters has Yahoo neither confirming or denying it provided email details that helped Chinese authorities jail a journalists, as we've covered earlier. However, the company did say that it has to operate within the laws of the countries where it operates. And spotted via Dan Gillmor, Rebecca MacKinnon notes that if Yahoo hosted its email servers outside China, it might not have comply with Chinese laws: Yahoo! e-mail in China: must be evil to be legal.

Postscript: Yahoo Founder Explains China E-Mail Move from the AP has Yahoo cofounder Jerry Yang saying at a forum in China that the demand was a "legal order" that Yahoo had to comply with.