Uber and Google s self driving exploration unit Waymo has been involved in a legal spat over one former Waymo employee. Uber today admitted it has discovered some files that Waymo alleges was compromised by a former employee. Also Read - Happy Father's Day 2021: Google Doodle wishes dads with cute pop-up greeting cardAlso Read - Google might be working on a 'Find My' network clone for Android users
The matter came to light after Waymo alleged that a former employee, Anthony Levandowski, stole confidential data before quitting the company. He went on to start a self-driving car unit and later joined Uber. Reportedly, Uber has now found the said documents on a personal machine owned by another employee named Sameer Kshirsagar. Uber lawyer, Arturo Gonzalez, confirmed to court during a hearing.
Although this is the first time Uber has admitted to possession of documents belonging to Waymo, it specified that the document was discovered on Sameer s personal computer, and not on Uber’s systems.
Kshirsagar is one of the three accused by Waymo for compromising with 14000 confidential documents. Waymo claims that around 14000 documents are in possession of Levandowski, while the rest are alleged to be with Kshirsagar and Radu Raduta. ALSO READ: Uber Lost & Found: Bengaluru the most forgetful city; puppies the weirdest thing left behind in a cab
Uber has been independently investigating several of his employees and emphasis that the alleged stolen documents never reached its office. The company has handed over recovered document to the court. Judge William Alsup, looking over the legal issue has ordered Uber to search in-depth for the documents.