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Privacy groups tell U.S. to stop lobbying EU on data law changes

The EFF, ACLU, EPIC, and more than a dozen other privacy and rights groups call on the U.S. to stop an "unprecedented lobbying campaign" over the proposed changes to EU data protection and privacy laws.

By Feb. 4, 2013


Google, eBay, Facebook, Amazon form lobbying group

Industry bigwigs are ramping up their voice in Washington on topics like Internet regulation.

By Jul. 25, 2012


Facebook breaks its lobbying record in Q2 2012

The social networking spent $960,000 on lobbying in the second quarter of 2012, the first time it has come close to spending seven figures in a single quarter.

By Jul. 22, 2012


Google spends record $5 million on lobbying

The search giant doled out a record amount to Washington lobbyists during the first quarter, a big increase over the money spent in the previous quarter.

By Apr. 23, 2012


Google nearly doubles lobbying spending in 2011, tops Microsoft

The Web giant, subject of both a Senate antitrust hearing and a Federal Trade Commission investigation, spent $9.68 million on federal lobbying last year.

By Jan. 23, 2012


Alibaba, its sights on Yahoo, hires U.S. lobbying group

China's Alibaba has retained DC lobbyists at the Duberstein Group, suggesting it's gearing up to make a takeover bid for Yahoo.

By Dec. 29, 2011


Google drops $5 million on D.C. lobbying in 2010

Spending on Google's congressional arm-wringing was up 29 percent this year as the company sought to defend its interests in Washington.

By Jan. 31, 2011


Google spending more on D.C. lobbying

The search giant spent $950,000 on federal lobbyists in the second quarter, 30 percent more than it spent the same quarter a year ago.

By Jul. 23, 2009


Google quickly gaining on Microsoft in lobbying spending

Search giant is quickly catching up to Redmond as a tech power to be reckoned with in Washington D.C., according to recent filings.

By Jan. 26, 2010


Greenpeace electronics guide now rates lobbying

New criteria for consumer electronics makers assesses whether companies are lobbying for industrywide laws to prevent competitors from using environmentally damaging materials.

By Jan. 7, 2010