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Google wants government to help fight ‘techlash’

Senior vice-president for global affairs Kent Walker told The Sunday Business Post Google would continue to participate in discussions on regulation of its services, but that political leaders needed to promote the benefits of technology as well

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent

22nd September, 2019

Google wants the Irish government to help it and other similar companies to fight the so-called ‘techlash’, its chief legal officer has said.

The internet giant and others such as Amazon, Apple and Facebook are facing unprecedented scrutiny and sanction from regulators around the world, and growing public animosity, which has been described as a tech backlash.

Senior vice-president for global affairs Kent Walker told The Sunday Business Post that Google would continue...

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