Google Public Policy Stories January 31, 2020

Google reaching out to D.C. policy experts with explainer tech summits

In today’s regulatory climate, Big Tech is increasingly engaging with governments and other influential groups. Google this week hosted a tech summit to better explain its products to D.C. policy experts.

Google Public Policy Stories February 20, 2019

As technology’s role, reach, and impact grows in the coming years, it will face a great deal of public scrutiny and government regulation. As one of the biggest companies, Google will face a significant amount of attention, and is reorganizing the division responsible for policy and government relations.

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Google Public Policy Stories July 30, 2018

Kent Walker promoted to SVP of Global Affairs as Google faces legal issues around the world

As evidenced by the European Union’s recent $5 billion fine against Android, Google — along with the entire tech industry — is facing more scrutiny around the world as technology plays an increasing role. The company today elevated general counsel Kent Walker to lead global affairs and take a more public-facing role in front of governments.

Google Public Policy Stories June 28, 2018

After nine months without, Google hires new Global Head of Policy to work with governments

Since September, Google has not had a Global Head of Policy following a reshuffle of the team responsible for managing relations with governments around the world. Today, after numerous candidates, Google confirmed that it hired Karan Bhatia of GE and previously the Bush Administration.

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