U.S. Public Policy

Google’s goal in Washington, D.C., is simple: Defend the Internet as a free and open platform for information, communication, and innovation.

With that mission in mind, our team is focused on key issues like Open Internet and broadband access, privacy, security, intellectual property, freedom of expression, competition, and clean energy.

We want our users to know what we’re saying and why, and to help us refine and improve our policy positions. Keep up with our latest news through our Google Public Policy Blog or follow us on twitter.

The Internet policy world is evolving quickly, and new issues seem to arise each day. We aim to be a voice for our users in public policy debates and make sure that the Internet continues to flourish.

Google’s economic impact

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In 2012, Google's search and advertising tools helped provide $94 billion of economic activity for 1.9 million businesses, website publishers and non-profits across the U.S. Check out our Economic Impact report to learn more.