Employee Lawsuit Accuses Google of ‘Spying Program’

Posted by HardOCP News 11:59 AM (CST)

Wednesday December 21, 2016

It looks as though a Google product manager has filed a lawsuit against the company over its internal confidentiality policies. The suit claims that the rules breach California labor laws. Google tracks everything everyone else does, why should it be different if you work for them?

The lawsuit alleges that Google warns employees to not put into writing concerns about potential illegal activity within Google, even to the company’s own attorneys, because the disclosures could fall into the hands of regulators and law enforcement. It also alleges that confidentiality provisions include a prohibition on employees writing "a novel about someone working at a tech company in Silicon Valley," without Google signing off on the final draft.