Elon Musk says Tesla to cooperate with global regulators on data security

Tesla CEO Elon Musk gestures as he visits the construction site of Tesla's Gigafactory in Gruenheide near Berlin, Germany, August 13, 2021. Patrick Pleul/Pool via Reuters/File Photo

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Inc (TSLA.O), said at an industry event in China on Friday that the company will work with worldwide regulators to secure data protection.

Tesla, which builds cars in Shanghai for the Chinese market, has come under fire in China this year to store and handle consumer data.

Cars are becoming increasingly equipped with sensors and cameras to aid drivers, but the data generated by such technology has sparked concerns about privacy and security.

"With the rapid growth of autonomous driving technologies, data security of vehicles is drawing more public concerns than ever before," Musk said via videolink at the World New Energy Vehicle Congress on the southern Chinese island of Hainan.

According to Reuters, in May, staff at some Chinese government offices were ordered not to park their Tesla cars inside official complexes due to security worries about vehicle cameras.

Tesla later said that it has set up a local data storage facility in China.

Publish : 2021-09-17 12:32:00

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