Yahoo Faced $250,000-Day Fine for Not Giving U.S. Its User Data

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Yahoo! Inc. said the U.S. government threatened to fine the company $250,000 a day if it refused to comply with requests for its Internet user data in national security investigations.

The disclosure came as Yahoo today released more than 1,500 pages of “once-secret” documents stemming from its legal challenge in 2007-2008 to U.S. surveillance laws.

The U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, the “secret” courts that oversee government surveillance requests, decided to declassify the documents, Yahoo said in a blog post.

“We refused to comply with what we viewed as unconstitutional and overbroad surveillance and challenged the U.S. government’s authority,” Ron Bell, Yahoo’s general counsel said in the blog.

By Chris Strohm at Bloomberg Source


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