Twitter Joins Efforts To Lobby Lawmakers On Privacy, IP

Law360, New York (August 12, 2013, 7:46 PM EDT) -- Twitter Inc. officially declared its intention to weigh in on federal legislative efforts on Friday by forming a political action committee and registering its first lobbyist, becoming the latest Silicon Valley giant to take its views on issues ranging from privacy to patent reform to Washington.

The new political action committee, which will be called Twitter#PAC, will allow the company to collect political campaign contributions from its employees, and the registration of its public policy manager William Carty as a lobbyist will give the company a...
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