Google Seeks Privacy Counsel With Gov’t Ties

Google Watch points out a job posting on the Google site for “Privacy Policy Counsel” based in Washington, DC. Given that Google is under much more pressure and scrutiny from the US Department of Justice these days, this kind of hire makes sense. Google is recognizing that it’s got to build direct relationships with legislators and policy makers if it is to successfully fend off the anti-trust squad. Here’s the job listing in full:


As a former lawyer I meet (or think I meet) all these criteria except that I don’t have “at least 5 years of direct experience in the privacy field working in or with the various brancies . . . of the US governtment . . .” Rats.

Related Topics: Channel: Industry | Google: Critics | Google: Employees | Google: Legal | Legal: Privacy


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