Yahoo Lawyer Apologies to House over China data

Submitted by Daniel on Sat, 11/03/2007 - 12:34

According to the San Jose Business Journal, Yahoo!'s General Counsel apologized to two US House committees over testimony given on Yahoo's cooperation with China in Internet issues:

In a statement released Thursday, Sunnyvale-based Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) Executive Vice President and General Counsel Michael Callahan said, "Months after I testified before two House subcommittees on Yahoo's approach to business in China, I realized Yahoo had additional information about a 2004 order issued by the Chinese government seeking information about a Yahoo China user. I neglected to directly alert the committee of this new information, and that oversight led to a misunderstanding that I deeply regret and have apologized to the committee for creating."

The article states that Mr. Callahan learned about the 2004 order in December 2006, so one wonders why it took him 11 months to fix the oversight.