Tesla hit with class action lawsuit over alleged privacy intrusion: Report

In a potential class action lawsuit, a Tesla owner from California has accused the electric vehicle manufacturer of violating the privacy of its consumers.

The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California after Reuters revealed on Thursday that groups of Tesla staff members occasionally shared extremely intrusive videos and images taken by customers’ car cameras through an internal messaging system between 2019 and 2022.

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Henry Yeh, a resident of San Francisco and owner of a Tesla Model Y, filed the case, in which he claims that Tesla workers had access to the photos and videos.

“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,” Jack Fitzgerald, an attorney representing Yeh, said in a statement to Reuters.

“Tesla needs to be held accountable for these invasions and for misrepresenting its lax privacy practices to him and other Tesla owners,” Fitzgerald said.