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Facebook Taps Privacy Hawk as Lobbyist
« on: June 19, 2009, 09:00:08 AM »

Former ACLU Counsel Working to Build Technology Firm's Beltway Clout

Facebook's newly minted lobbyist used to be one of the company's most formidable adversaries.

As a prominent privacy advocate, Timothy Sparapani, former senior legislative counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union, argued that Internet companies have too much control over consumers' data. The self-described "privacy zealot" didn't join Facebook until seven months ago because he was uneasy about revealing personal information on the site.

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