Due to the continuous spread of corona infection, Google has decided to continue the system of work from home to its employees worldwide, including India, till June next year. Google and its parent company Alphabet Inc. have more than two million regular and contract employees worldwide. It also includes about 5,000 employees from India.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai said in an email issued to all employees, “We are extending the option of working from home to our employees all over the world till June 30, 2021, while allowing employees to plan ahead. Until then they do not need to come to office.”
Significantly, India is a major market of Google and its presence is in Hyderabad and Bangalore. Pichai recently launched a Rs 75,000 crore investment plan in India, under which it plans to digitalize the Indian economy over the next seven years.
Australia Accuses Google of for violating Right to Privacy
Australia’s consumer rights regulator has initiated legal action against Google for violating citizens’ right to privacy. The regulator says that Google has confused consumers about the use of their personal information.
Australia’s Competition and Consumer Commission filed a case in federal court on Monday. The commission alleges that the California-based company confessed to obtaining access to millions of citizens of Australia for the use of their personal information. Increased scope of use of personal information, which they uses for advertisers.
In 2016, Google is accused of mixing personal information of its Google account holders with information used on their non-Google sites. These non-Google sites use Google technology. These were formerly known as doubleclicks. Consumer Commission Chairman Rod Sims said, “Google did not explicitly seek their consent from the people.”
Google said, the company is cooperating with the commission in the investigation. The company sought consent from its consumers through easily understood information. The company does not agree with the commission’s allegations and will defend itself in court.