Uber Technologies Inc. has hired a veteran lobbyist in Washington, D.C., to pursue the ride-hailing company's agenda on policies related to health care and medical-records privacy, according to a federal disclosure filed Tuesday.

Ann Waldo of Waldo Law Offices reported that her lobbying work would focus on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and health care policy related to "transportation, ridesharing and innovation." The disclosure also notes Waldo will focus on compliance matters.

Neither Waldo nor Uber responded to messages seeking comment about the filing.

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Cheryl Miller

Cheryl Miller, based in Sacramento, covers the state legislature and emerging industries, including autonomous vehicles and marijuana. She authors the weekly cannabis newsletter Higher Law. Contact her at [email protected]. On Twitter: @CapitalAccounts