Google, EBay, Others Join Ranks To Ramp Up Lobbying

Law360, New York (July 27, 2012, 8:17 PM EDT) -- Led by a senior Capitol Hill adviser, major technology companies including Google Inc., Facebook Inc. and eBay Inc. will soon form a coalition to lobby federal lawmakers on privacy, cybersecurity, copyright protection and other issues that affect the Internet, according to reports released Wednesday.

The Internet Association, set to formally launch in September, will be compromised of “some of the world's most visible Internet companies,” with the goal of advancing public policy solutions that “strengthen and protect an open, innovative and free Internet,” the new Washington-based...
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