29 Sep Tesla Sued for Violation of Privacy in California
Fremont, California – A lawsuit was filed against Tesla earlier this week in Federal court for alleged violation of customer privacy rights.
The class action lawsuit, filed by consumer plaintiff attorney Abbas Kazeronian, states that Tesla took information from its customer’s driver’s licenses without their consent. Customers have to submit their licenses when they wish to test a vehicle, and the suit further alleges that the information was passed on to Experian to create a credit score which Tesla used for marketing and sales purposes.
Tesla denied the allegations in a statement, saying they take privacy seriously and would never sell customer information to third parties. The company added that it only does a credit check only after a customer voluntarily provides it prior to a test drive.