“Roger Fingas reports for AppleInsider, “Apple is searching for a new director of public policy as it looks to both influence and react to government policies and regulations worldwide, according to an official job listing discovered by AppleInsider.”
“The person will be responsible for developing and guiding Apple’s public policy agenda, the listing states, as well as keeping track of international legal and political developments in order to inform upper-tier Apple executives and provide them with options,” Fingas reports. “Reaching in the other direction, the role also involves consulting with senior and mid-level managers to find out what the impact of government policies might be.”
Fingas reports, “Perhaps more significantly the new director will be responsible for crafting letters, position papers, and testimony with the goal of persuading lawmakers and regulators to adopt policies friendly to Apple’s business practices and profits.”
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MacDailyNews Take: After years of ignoring the issue of government lobbying, Apple smartly looks to be addressing the issue.
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