Yahoo may face penalty over jailed Chinese journalist


Yahoo Holdings (Hong Kong) Ltd. could face a fine, a civil lawsuit, or both if it is found to have illegally divulged personal data used to put a Chinese journalist in jail for 10 years.

Hong Kong Legislator Albert Ho on Thursday filed a complaint with the government on behalf of convicted Chinese journalist Shi Tao and a friend who traveled to the city. They argue that a Hong Kong company has no reason to comply with a Chinese request for information, and requested that Hong Kong's Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data investigate the matter. Yahoo may face penalty over jailed Chinese journalist - Computerworld

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