On the heels of Yahoo! Inc.'s first transparency report on government requests for user data, the tech giant has revealed more details about its interactions with Washington, D.C., putting its lobbying efforts in the spotlight.
Yahoo on Friday disclosed its "U.S. Political Engagement Policy," which describes how it seeks to influence U.S. policymakers through lobbyists, campaign donations, and advocacy groups. On its investor relations website, the company has details about its U.S. government engagement guidelines and political philosophy. Additionally, the website posts information on Yahoo's political action committee contributions and lobbying activities, which also are available to the public through U.S. government databases.
The release of the information follows the publication last month of Yahoo's first transparency report on government requests it receives. The report came after former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden's leaks about the agency's far-reaching access to user information held by tech companies.