Google, Yahoo & Microsoft agree on common principles for dealing with privacy issues in other countries

In what is good news for citizens of foreign countries with debatable human rights, Internet bigshots Google, Yahoo and Microsoft have agreed to a common set of principles guiding how and how much they share users’ information they share with such governments.

In addition to limiting info sharing, they’ve also agreed to look into a country’s human rights status before engaging in or furthering business in that country.

This is the result of work not only amongst themselves, but with human rights organizations over the past 2 years.