Social networking platform Facebook has again hired Sebastian Aleksander for the 2017 Legislative Session, lobbyist registration records reviewed Tuesday.
This makes the third year in a row that Aleksander will have represented the social media behemoth, based in Menlo Park, California. Among other major websites, he also represents Yahoo! Inc., records show.
Facebook’s last significant interest in Florida legislation was a “digital assets” bill backed by state Sen. Dorothy Hukill, a Port Orange Republican.
It was aimed at ensuring that a person could designate control of their online accounts, including social media, after her or his death.
Facebook at first was against the bill because, the company said, it conflicted with federal online privacy laws.
Hukill later amended the measure so that someone has to give “explicit consent” to someone else to access and control a particular account. The digital assets legislation (SB 494) became law earlier this year.
A request for comment was pending with Aleksander as of Tuesday morning.