Robert Callahan

Senior Vice President, State Government Affairs

Robert Callahan is the Senior Vice President of State Government Affairs for Internet Association.

Robert has over a decade of experience lobbying in California, and has lead multi-state advocacy efforts for the tech industry for 7 years. Prior to joining the Internet Association, he served as director of state government affairs in California for another prominent technology association.  Over the years, Robert has found himself in the middle of a number of high-profile issues impacting tech in California and elsewhere, from privacy and government surveillance, to the sharing economy and internet taxation.  Prior to his work in tech, he lobbied for five years at the California Chamber of Commerce.

Robert graduated from UC Davis and got his law degree via night school at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, which drastically enhanced his daily caffeine intake.  You can follow his meticulous vetted retweets on Twitter at @norcallahan.

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Washington DC – IA Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs Michael Bloom issued the following statement on the Online Privacy Act:  “The internet industry commends Congresswomen Eshoo and Lofgren for recognizing the urgent need for comprehensive federal privacy legislation and appreciates their hard work and commitment on this issue. More work remains to ensure all… Read more

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