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INFLUENCE GAME: Telecom lobbying muscle kills privacy rules

All of our professors bring real-world experience into the classroom, and our Legislative Affairs Program Director Professor Steve Billet is no exception. Before coming to GSPM, Prof. Billet was the head of the AT&T PAC, the telecom giant's political action committee and set up the groups government affairs practice in the European Union.

The Associated Press recently asked Prof. Billet  about the telecom industry's successful efforts to defeat an online privacy regulation in Congress.

He said, "the telecom industry's willingness to spend big on lobbying marks 'the difference between them and the Electronic Frontier Foundation guys.'"

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