28 Mar Google Secretly Lobbies to Oppose Calls for New Privacy Laws
Tech website The Register recently noted that while the media is being set afire by the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal, Google had quietly been lobbying against calls for a “right to be forgotten” law in the US.
It is said that tech lobbying firm NetChoice, which leans in favor of Google, had pushed hard against the SESTA-FOSTA legislation which foists liabilities on websites and ISPs for posts by users that promote or facilitate prostitution. NetChoice used Google’s transparency report to justify its stance, saying that the RBTF is being abused and has led to suppression of valuable information.
However, The Register pointed out that the stats in Google’s report were highly dubious and did not support the search giant’s criticism of the law.
Source: The Register