This embraces the government-to-government approach that we've been urging.
We did not provide any personal information in response to the Department of Justice's subpoena.
As in most jurisdictions, governments are not required to inform service providers why they are seeking certain information and typically do not do so.
Yahoo Hong Kong was not involved in any way in the disclosure of information in Mr Tao's case.
We are vigorous defenders of our users' privacy. We did not provide any personal information in response to the Justice Department's subpoena. In our opinion this is not a privacy issue.
In our opinion, this is not a privacy issue. We complied on a limited basis and did not provide any personally identifiable information.
We are rigorous defenders of our users' privacy. In our opinion, this is not a privacy issue.
We are rigorous defenders of our users' privacy. We did not provide any personal information in response to the Department of Justice's subpoena. In our opinion, this is not a privacy issue. We complied on a limited basis and did not provide any personally identifiable information.
Yahoo takes security very seriously and employs measures to help protect our users. Upon learning of this issue, we immediately began working on a number of improvements, some of which are already in effect.
We are looking into the report. We would not know the nature of an investigation.
We intend to be a leader in this dialogue and hope our peers in the communications, media and Internet will join us.
We only responded with what we were legally compelled to provide and nothing more. We had a vigorous process in place to make sure that only required material was provided.
Our goal is to help drive the discussion between U.S. companies with our government. This is a government-to-government issue. We believe the executive branch of the U.S. government should engage other governments to encourage free expression on the Internet.
Our goal is to drive the discussion.
We would not know whether that demand for information is focused on murder, kidnapping or another crime.
Just like any other global company, Yahoo must ensure that its local country sites must operate within the laws, regulations and customs of the country in which they are based.
These efforts are consistent with and build upon our long-standing commitment to providing a safer and more secure online experience for consumers.
We condemn punishment of any activity internationally recognized as free expression whether that punishment takes place in China or anywhere else in the world.
The choice in China and other countries is not whether to comply with law enforcement demands for information. Rather the choice is whether to remain in the country.
All U.S. and international firms operating in China face the same dilemma of complying with laws that lack transparency and that can have disturbing consequences inconsistent with our own beliefs.
While we absolutely believe companies have a responsibility to identify appropriate practices in each market in which they do business, we also think there is a vital role for government-to-government discussion of the larger issues involved.
Companies that choose to enter the market in the future will face the same struggle to effectively balance what they believe which laws they must obey.