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'Massive' Tesla data leak reveals thousands of alleged safety complaints

2023-05-26 19:34 by


Tesla has failed to adequately protect data from customers, employees and business partners and has received thousands of customer complaints regarding the carmaker's driver assistance system, Germany's Handelsblatt has reported, citing 100 gigabytes of confidential data leaked by a whistleblower.

The leak included thousands of customer complaints about Tesla, particularly the company's full self driving (FSD) system, the car's autopilot.

"The Tesla files contain thousands of reports about complications with the driver assistance systems, complaints of Tesla vehicles suddenly braking at full speed, or accelerating suddenly," Sebastian Matthes, the outlet's editor-in-chief, wrote in an editor's note on May 25 about what he's calling the Tesla Files.

The German union IG Metall said the revelations were "disturbing" and called on Tesla to inform employees about all data protection violations and promote a culture in which staff could raise problems and grievances openly and without fear.

"These revelations ... fit with the picture that we have gained in just under two years," said Dirk Schulze, IG Metall incoming district manager for Berlin, Brandenburg and Saxony.

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