In a hearing at a San Francisco federal court last Wednesday, Uber in-house lawyer Angela Padilla recently testified that the company’s board and ex-CEO were aware that some of their employees had stolen trade secrets from Waymo, but the information was kept from a high-stakes case.

The information came to light in a letter from an ex-Uber security analyst who alleged that the company had trained employees to pilfer competitor’s secrets and hide their activities using disappearing messages and a dedicated computer system.

Padilla testified that she did not inform Uber’s counsels of the letter then since the allegations it contained seemed “quite fantastical”. She maintains that the company did not deliberately cover it up.   

Source: Reuters

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