Leaked Docs Allege Google Fired Dozens Of Employees In 2020 For Violating Data Privacy Protocols
Yesterday, Motherboard, got its hands on an internal Google document that provided “concrete figures on an often delicate part of a tech giant's operations: investigations into how the company's own employees leverage their positions to steal, leak
Thankfully, this percentage is down from 2019’s 13%, but terminations regarding security-related allegations are up in the past three years. A spokesperson for Google explained that the issues at hand “mostly relate to inappropriate access to, or misuse of, proprietary and sensitive corporate information or IP." Furthermore, user data is tightly restricted to employees “through a number of industry leading safeguards, including: limiting access to user data to necessary individuals, requiring a justification to access such data, multi-stage review before access is granted to sensitive data, and monitoring for access anomalies and violations.”
Despite these safeguards and monthly trainings, it seems Google, and other companies with likely similar protocols, are not going to be able to weed out all the bad apples.