Google Employees Fight CBP Cloud Computing Work

Law360 (August 15, 2019, 7:08 PM EDT) -- More than 700 Google employees had signed a petition by Thursday afternoon demanding that the technology giant refuse to contract with U.S. Customs and Border Protection and other federal agencies they say are flouting international human rights law.

In light of a recent solicitation from CBP seeking bidders for a cloud computing contract, the petition, launched Wednesday, urges Google to publicly commit not to provide infrastructure, funding or engineering resources to that agency, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement or the Office of Refugee Resettlement.

These agencies have been responsible for illegally detaining refugees, caging asylum seekers and separating migrant children from...

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