According to a report from NBC News, some Tesla employees are accused of sharing sensitive images and video footage recorded by customer cars.
The report cites court documents filed as part of a lawsuit brought by a Tesla owner against the company, alleging that Tesla employees improperly accessed and shared images and footage recorded by the car’s cameras. The owner claims that the employees shared the images with third parties, including a towing company and an auto body shop.
The documents also allege that Tesla did not take sufficient action to address the issue, even after the owner raised concerns with the company. The owner claims that Tesla initially denied that any images or footage had been shared, and later provided only limited information about the scope of the problem.
In response to the allegations, Tesla issued a statement emphasizing the importance of protecting customer privacy and stating that the company has strict policies and procedures in place to prevent unauthorized access to customer data. The company also stated that it is investigating the allegations and taking appropriate action.
The incident highlights the challenges that companies face in protecting customer data and maintaining privacy in an age of increasing digital surveillance. It also raises questions about the adequacy of current regulations and policies governing the collection and use of data by companies like Tesla.