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 July 21, 2011  Business, Laws

Josh Israel and Aaron Mehta report:

As the phone hacking scandal grows around Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, disclosure records show that the company spent over $1.5 million on federal lobbying in the first three months of this year — including lobbying on issues of digital privacy.

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Notably, the company whose U.K. affiliate is under fire for alleged phone hacking and whose domestic operations are being investigated by the FBI , lobbied on issues including “online privacy,” consumer privacy protection bills such as the ” BEST PRACTICES Act ” and ” Do Not Track Me Online Act ,” and, simply, “privacy.”

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