Google's Decision Prompts Call For Congress To Act

Law360, New York (January 15, 2010, 2:53 PM EST) -- Google Inc.'s decision to stand up to Chinese censorship has prompted renewed calls for implementation of the Global Online Freedom Act, which would ban the harvesting of personal information from any Internet server in countries that restrict freedom of information.

Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J. — a sponsor of the bill — said Thursday that other American information technology companies should follow Google's example and “do some hard thinking about whether cooperating with the Chinese government's repressive policies isn't degrading their companies more than their companies are...
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