In a move that has been deemed inappropriate by the United States court system, Google and Alphabet have reportedly deleted chat logs of employee conversations related to antitrust cases. This has resulted in the court issuing sanctions against both companies for their actions.
According to reports, U.S. District Judge James Donato has issued a sanction against Google and Alphabet for deleting evidence related to antitrust cases. The evidence in question was supposedly chat logs between employees discussing certain topics related to the cases. Google and Alphabet have both claimed that the deletion of the evidence was unintentional and that the data was lost due to a software issue.
James Donato has stated that the deletion of the evidence was a violation of federal law and that the sanction is meant to act as a deterrent to prevent similar behavior in the future. The sanction will require both companies to pay a fine and implement a new policy that ensures that all evidence is preserved and not destroyed.
Google and Alphabet have both expressed regret for their actions and have stated that they are committed to ensuring that all evidence is preserved in the future. They have also stated that they are working to improve their systems to prevent similar incidents from occurring again.
The US court system has given Google and Alphabet a stern warning for their actions. The sanction is meant to act as a deterrent to ensure that companies do not delete evidence in the future. Both companies have expressed remorse for their actions and are working to improve their systems to prevent similar incidents from occurring again.