(The Herald Post) – Tesla, the electric carmaker, has been hit with a potential class action lawsuit in California after allegations surfaced that the company violated the privacy of its customers. Henry Yeh, a Tesla Model Y owner and San Francisco resident, filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, claiming that Tesla employees shared invasive images and videos captured by customers’ car cameras between 2019 and 2022.
The lawsuit was filed following reports that groups of Tesla employees privately shared videos and images recorded by customers’ car cameras using an internal messaging system. Some of the footage allegedly included highly personal and intimate moments.
Jack Fitzgerald, an attorney representing Yeh, stated that his client was outraged at the idea of Tesla’s cameras being used to violate his family’s privacy, which is protected under the California Constitution. Fitzgerald emphasized the need to hold Tesla accountable for these privacy invasions and for misrepresenting its privacy practices to Tesla owners.
Tesla has not yet responded to requests for comment.
According to the complaint, the prospective class would include individuals who owned or leased a Tesla within the past four years. Yeh’s lawsuit asks the court to prevent Tesla from continuing its “wrongful behavior” and seeks actual and punitive damages.