On Thursday, Alphabet Inc.’s Google announced that they have talked with Karan Bhatia, General Electric Co. global affairs chief to take up the position as the next head of policy.
The main aim of Google behind this is to craft the best strategy for the giant public policy on a big platform that will include several things. This must include the issues surrounding job creation, artificial intelligence and critical infrastructure. Bhatia is determined to face the problems head-on with his concentration fixed on dealing with the problem of regulatory backlash including antitrust investigation and also to implement privacy rules which will be digitalised.
As per the reports, the position was empty since September 2017, when a former Obama official Caroline Atkinson resigned from her post. Google get in touch with many people including the political parties. The big name includes a Democratic operative, Jake Sullivan.
The Google Senior Vice President of global affairs and chief legal officer Kent Walker stated, "We're thrilled to hire someone with Karan's impressive experience in global policy,” "He's a widely respected leader who will work with our teams to advocate for policies that encourage growth and innovation."
Bhatia will work under Walker who till now represents Google at congressional hearings fall on Russian operatives and try to influence online services in the presidential elections in 2016. A former Republican member of Congress, Susan Molinari who used to lead Google in the USA in government relations office since 2012 will report to Bhatia.
Bhatia said, "This is an incredible opportunity to join such an exciting company in a fast-moving industry," "I'm looking forward to contributing across a range of products that people use every day, and to important policy debates."
Bhatia served Google as Electric President of government affairs and policy with his team of 100 plus employees. As the search giant is expanding, he is leaving General Electric from advertising role to the cloud computing, transportation, consumer devices, chip design and health care.
He even worked as a deputy US trade representative who worked under former President George W Bush and also as a partner at a Washington law firm.
It can be a juggle for Bhatia of a domestic policy issue that includes cybersecurity and privacy. His burden is mainly from the European countries. The EU is planning to rule their cases of antitrust against Google Android smartphone operating system.