Google hires lobbyist, opens D.C. office

10/7/2005 | Networking Pipeline

Search engine giant Google has hired a lobbyist in Washington, D.C., to have an impact on laws regulating the Internet, telecommunications and copyrights. "It seems that policymaking and regulatory activity in Washington, D.C., affect Google and our users more every day," Andrew McLaughlin, Google's senior policy counsel, wrote on the company's blog. "It's important to be involved -- to participate in the policy process and contribute to the debates that inform it."

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