A Tesla owner sued the company on Friday in a prospective class action lawsuit, accusing Elon Musk’s electric vehicle maker of violating customers’ privacy.
This lawsuit is a result of Reuters report You can find some here Tesla employees According to some, shared sensitive images Videos and audios recorded by the Vehicles, even ones from inside customers’ garages—and even one of a naked man approaching a vehicle.
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According to the Reuters Report, Groups of employees To share extremely invasive information, we used an internal messaging platform images from From 2019 to 2022
Henry Yeh who lives in San Francisco and owns a Model Y, filed the Jack Fitzgerald was his attorney. “Like anyone would be, Mr. Yeh was outraged at the idea that Tesla’s cameras can be used to violate his family’s privacy, which the California Constitution scrupulously protects.”
According to the lawsuit Tesla employees Could be able to access extremely invasive images for Their “tortious entertainment” And “the humiliation of those surreptitiously recorded.” Yeh filed the Complaint “against Tesla on behalf of himself, similarly-situated class members, and the general public.”
Tesla The company equips their vehicles with an incredible array of features. cameras They can help in many ways such as helping to prove who is at fault in an incident or providing assistance with Autopilot, Autopark and Autopilot. But they can also capture moments that are private or potentially embarrassing, particularly in customers’ garages.
Tesla’s customer privacy Notice reads: “Your privacy is and will always be enormously important to us…camera recordings remain anonymous and are not linked to you or your vehicle.”
However the cameras Have raised privacy Concerns in other countries. In other countries, concerns were raised earlier in the year Tesla agreed to Vehicles sold in can be modified to adjust the settings of their cameras the European Union after A Dutch privacy An official statement by the regulator the Previous settings permitted privacy violations.
“If a person parked one of these vehicles in front of someone’s window, they could spy inside and see everything the other person was doing,” Katja Mur (a Dutch member of the regulator board) said In a statement
the EU, cameras You can no longer record continuously around your car. They are disabled automatically unless the user switches on recording.