Facebook, Google Beef Up Privacy Lobbying Drive

Law360, New York (July 24, 2012, 6:55 PM EDT) -- Facebook Inc. and Google Inc. dished out record amounts to lobby Congress on privacy and cybersecurity legislation in the second quarter, tripling and doubling, respectively, the totals that they spent on these efforts a year ago, disclosures released Friday show.

Facebook spent $960,000 lobbying cybersecurity, data security, online advertising, and other Internet privacy and consumer protection issues during the second quarter, a record amount for the company that tripled the $320,000 it spent on these efforts in the same period last year and built on the...
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