I'm sorry if this is the wrong stackexchange.

An employee at YouTube recently accessed detailed analytics data of my YouTube account and used it to dismiss some of my activism.

He said "[I dislike your videos and you] don't even know who I am.... Want proof? Go look up your video watch dropoff rate and compare it with YouTube industry averages. Bye"

Obviously, my dropoff rate has nothing to do with the legitimacy of my concerns, but more importantly, drop-off rates for any Youtube video are not publicly available. I came to learn this person is an employee at Google. He said these things because he didn't think I knew who he was. So, he accessed private data for my Youtube channel and let it slip in our argument thinking it would add to his side -- for some reason!

I want to get someone higher-up at Google informed about this guy not because of any sort of vengeance, but because I worry that if I don't report it, this guy could get promoted and do something much worse in the future. I am not really sensitive to internet arguments - this is mostly about preventing a bad problem from becoming much worse. This actually happened last week and I've been mulling over doing anything about this at all.

Surprisingly, there is no clear way to report an abuse of power at Google. The full evidence would include screenshots and could likely be verified by someone at Google checking his access logs.

  • If I understand it right, that guy told you this not as an official statement from a google employee, but as his private opinion? I do hope writing something like this is not an approved communication form at google.
    – PMF
    Nov 22 at 20:17
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    I’m voting to close this question because Google's employee handbook is not the law.
    – bdb484
    Nov 22 at 20:22
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    What law prohibits Google employees from viewing a Google user's data on Google servers? What legal processes are you seeking to apply to this problem? None and none. You're just asking how to complain to a manager, which isn't a question about the law.
    – bdb484
    Nov 22 at 20:43
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    A more straightforward business transaction might help highlight the problem. B pays Amazon $10 for five widgets. Amazon delivers only four widgets. Although Amazon may have broken the law by breaching its contract, B comes to law.SE to ask, "What phone number can I use to complain to Jeff Bezos?" B's question will be closed because business's customer-service protocols are not the law. It will not be migrated to another SE site, because there is no SE site where questions about those protocols are on topic.
    – bdb484
    Nov 22 at 21:16
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    This is not the place for such inquerries. Come back if you have an answer about the law.
    – Trish
    Nov 23 at 0:29


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