UW Privacy Office

January 25, 2019

Big Tech went big on lobbying spending and privacy advocates are concerned

Source: Originally published in The Washington Post, Jan. 23, 2019 (link is to Seattle Times reprint)

Big Tech went big on lobbying spending and privacy advocates are concerned

Five of the largest U.S. tech companies spent 10 percent more on their federal lobbying efforts last year than in the record-setting 2017. This drastic increase could prove a hurdle to advocates and privacy hawks in Congress trying to pass a tough federal privacy bill.