Privacy Lobbying Splurge Shows No Signs Of Fading

Law360, New York (November 13, 2012, 10:29 PM EST) -- Google Inc., Facebook Inc. and other industry players have spent record amounts this year lobbying for a flexible regulatory regime that would allow them to handle privacy and data security issues on their own, and experts expect their spending to increase in the next legislative session as they try to dissuade lawmakers from passing restrictive legislation.

During the third quarter of 2012, Google and Facebook continued to ramp up their lobbying on cybersecurity, online advertising, and other Internet privacy and consumer protection issues. Google sank $4.18...
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