Google CEO Sundar Pichai to testify over private messages: sources

Published October 26, 2023


The New York Post quotes Christine Bartholomew in a story reporting that Google CEO Sundar Pichai is expected to take the stand in the search giant’s epic antitrust case on Monday — and he’s expected to land on the hot seat for encouraging employees to keep their messages private. Bartholomew calls Pichai’s remarks in the chat exchange a “potential game changer.” “Courts take spoliation seriously. Destroying evidence is reason to direct a finding against a party,” Bartholomew said. “A CEO directing top executives towards using communication channels that he knows will not be preserved is serious misconduct. I know I’m waiting to hear what possible explanation Pichai could offer.”

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