Yahoo Sued Again in Chinese Dissident E-mail Case

Yahoo and at least one subsidiary face their second major lawsuit by Chinese dissidents claiming the company aided Chinese authorities by handing over e-mails and other electronic communications that ended up landing one plaintiff in jail. The current lawsuit, filed by plaintiffs Li Zhi, Zheng Cunzhu, and Guo Quan in the U.S. District Court of Northern California, seeks damages for their suffering at the hands of Chinese officials after Yahoo and Yahoo Hong Kong allegedly provided access to e-mails, e-mail records, and user identification information and other data to authorities in China.

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