July 22, 2010 Leave a comment
In an effort to influence online advertising regulation and other issues, Google spent $1.34 million in Washington, D.C. on federal lobbying during the second quarter, up 41 percent from the same period a year ago, according to nonprofit consumer advocacy organization Consumer Watchdog.
The company now has spent $2.72 million lobbying during the first half of the year, according to reports filed with the Senate Office of Public Records.
Other issues Google has been and continue lobbying for include patent reform, consumer privacy issues, cyber security as it relates to cloud computing, health information and privacy, renewable energy policies, censorship, cloud computing for government and broadband access. Read more of this post