Last week, roughly 1400 Google employees had signed an internal letter demanding that more information be shared with employees about the products the company was developing in its recent China push. Although the Silicon Valley juggernaut seems to be working on a series of China-focused projects, the one to have gained the most attention was “Project Dragonfly,” which reportedly involves a version of Google Search which would comply with China’s famously-tight internet regulations.

“We urgently need more transparency, a seat at the table, and a commitment to clear and open processes: Google employees need to know what we’re building,” the letter said.

Additionally, the letter called on Google to allow employees to participate in ethical reviews of the company’s products, to appoint external representatives to ensure transparency and to publish an ethical assessment of controversial projects.

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Elliott Zaagman

Elliott Zaagman is a contributor to TechNode. He is also a corporate trainer, executive coach, and writer who splits his time between Bangkok and Beijing. He focuses on Chinese companies and how they relate...