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Google Sued for Its “Spying Program” and Rigid Policies Towards Employees

Even at this festive season when all things should’ve been rosy and rocky at Google headquarters, but otherwise has taken an unpleasant direction if all reports from The Information were anything to go by.

In a reported news by Mashable today, culled from The Information, the search engine giant had been reported to have in its place an internal spying program orchestrated to stop leaks. In line with this, a lawsuit had been filed against the company by an anonymous product manager who claimed that the tech giant company had violated the California state labor laws with its rigid confidentiality policies which included a “spying program.”

Google Sued for Spying Program and Rigid Censorship Policies towards its employees.
Google Sued for Spying Program and Rigid Censorship Policies towards its employees.

The lawsuit stated that Google had encouraged its employees to expose other employees for leaking private information. The suit as well claimed that the company frowned against employees writing a novel about anything that had to do with working at the company without an authorization.

It also stated that Google threatened to fire anyone who tried to disclose information to the media and not encouraging any internal workplace communication pertaining to work issues, like wages, legal violations and others.

Google was reached in an email to confirm the report. A Google spokesperson regarded to the lawsuit as “baseless.” The email reads:

We will defend this suit to the best of our abilities because it’s baseless. We’re very committed to an open internal culture, which means we frequently share with employees details of product launches and confidential business information. At Google, transparency is a huge part of our culture.”

It continued by stating that the company’s intent for being confidential with some certain information and the rationale behind that motive.

“Our employee confidentiality requirements are designed to protect proprietary business information, while not preventing employees from disclosing information about terms and conditions of employment, or working place concerns.”

The lawsuit also claim the company urges its employees not to document company challenges or illegal activity in order not to fall into the wrong hands.

The lawsuit was filed in San Francisco on Tuesday and brought by John Doe.

More on this news shortly…

Olawale Danielhttps://olawaledaniel.com/
Olawale Daniel is a business builder and psychologist, a network marketing professional, a world-class motivational speaker, a successful internet entrepreneur and a digital media strategist interested in all things mobile and digital — start-ups, media, branding. He started TechAtLast back in 2010 as a platform to quench his thirst for latest technologies. As a motivational speaker and author, Olawale has published several motivational and personal development books and he's currently working on "SUCCESS AHEAD - Don't Quit" which is billed to hit the stand by Q4 of the year. He writes regularly on his personal website on motivation and personal lifestyle and tips for network marketing success, OlawaleDaniel.com. His latest book on How to Sponsor More People in Your Network Marketing Business is still one of the best sellers in its category. He's presently working as a Health and Wellness consultant at BURN SLIM TRIM Inc., a firm that helps people regain their perfect lifestyle through state-of-the-art recent discoveries way back from nature. He's also the brain behind FOBCourse, a business university for startup entrepreneurs in Africa.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. This is really interesting. Googler blaming and google denying. These things happen with MNC’s I think so. Hopefully things will be sorted out soon.

    • Certainly, Google will continue to deny it as long as they have all the stuffs all sorted out to back them up. Nobody can easily get across to them in this manner but we have to cross our finger and see who’d win at the end of the day.

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