Facebook Lobbying Has Privacy Focus
SOCIAL NETWORKING—U.S.January 13, 2011
"The world's largest social networking site is increasing its Washington office, spending more on lobbying and meeting with lawmakers, congressional staff and privacy experts who question whether the company is adequately protecting the personal information of its 500 million users." That's according to a report in USA Today on efforts by Facebook in the midst of conversations by lawmakers and regulators considering changing online privacy law. "We have not had to come out strongly for or against anything," Facebook's Tim Sparapani noted, explaining that plans for a do-not-track mechanism "aren't ripe yet. We're here to share our views for those long-term critical questions and educate."