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Google wants all data from Texas Attorney General. All. Everything

Christian Fernsby |
Google is calling on Texas's Attorney General Ken Paxton to hand over a vast trove of internal documents and communications related to a multi-state antitrust probe.

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Topics: GOOGLE    TEXAS   

This is including any information supplied to regulators by Texas's outside consultants and Google's chief critics and rivals.

In a sweeping public records request earlier this month, Google asked Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton for virtually all records that relate to the investigation. A copy of the request was obtained by CNN through a separate public records inquiry.

Google's letter asks for communications between Paxton's office and other attorneys general concerning the probe, as well as interactions with companies. It also requests records of communications with journalists and news organizations, the advertising technology company AppNexus and the Republican Attorneys General Association, among others.

The request covers a broad range of materials. In addition to communications and documents, it asks for "calendars, schedules, call logs, visitor logs, and other records of interactions" with those named in the request.

It even asks for internal details about a press conference held on the steps of the US Supreme Court in September to announce the antitrust investigation, and for insights surrounding Texas's decision to join more than a dozen states suing to block T-Mobile's acquisition of Sprint.


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