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Tech Companies Form Alliance To Lobby Washington

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

September 19, 2012

Major Internet companies have formed a lobbying group to address regulatory and political issues in Washington, DC, Reuters reports. Google, Yahoo, LinkedIn, Amazon, eBay and Facebook are among those comprising The Internet Association. The group will lobby on privacy and cybersecurity issues, among others. The group’s president said it’s the Internet’s “decentralized and open model that has unleashed unprecedented entrepreneurialism. Policymakers must understand that the preservation of that freedom is essential to the vitality of the Internet itself and the resulting economic prosperity.”
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