Why does the Gov need the info?
Google sued by Department of Labor
Google (GOOGL, Tech30) provides cloud computing services to various federal agencies and the military. Google is obligated to let the government access records that show its hiring doesn't discriminate based on race, religion, sexual orientation, gender and more.
According to the lawsuit, Google has repeatedly refused to provide names, contact information, job history and salary history details that the government has requested for its employees.
The Labor Department is now requesting that a judge order all of Google's federal contracts canceled unless it complies with the data request.