Google’s director of public policy, which operated out of DC, has recently resigned. Alan Davidson has been keeping relations with the government and has been instrumental over the years in bridging the gap between Google and government. He admitted that some public policy issues are very “complex”. It’s going to be interesting to see how Google will handle the continual pressure from legislators over time. Thus far, Google has been very good at standing their ground against pressure from regulators. These issues can and will shape the internet’s future given the influence Google has. We can only hope Google steers free of corruption and pressure put down by government, as they have been doing steadily throughout the years, and especially these times.