Facebook Hires Lobbyist As Likelihood Of New Online Privacy Legislation Rises

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This morning, Washington Post writer Kim Hart reported on Facebook’s addition of a lobbyist to represent the company on issues primarily related to privacy. The new lobbyist doesn’t exactly comes from a position in which he argued against large internet company’s ownership of private data. As Hart writes, “Timothy Sparapani, former senior legislative counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union, argued that Internet companies have too much control over consumers’ data.

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