Data Breaches

Safety Complaints of Tesla’s Autopilot self-driving and assistance feature in huge leak

German newspaper Handelsbatt received 100GB of data from informants at Tesla. The data contains information on thousands of complaints regarding Tesla’s Autopilot self-driving feature. The collection of data includes 23,000 internal files from 2015 to 2022. Complaints detail issues with self-acceleration, brake function, involuntary emergency braking, and phantom stops.
More than 1,000 crash reports are included in the files. The data also contains a table of 3,000 incidents where drivers expressed safety concerns about Tesla’s driver assistance system. Most incidents occurred in the United States, but some came from Europe and Asia. The files include personal identifiable information (PII) of over 100,000 former and current employees.
PII includes Social Security numbers, salaries, private email addresses, and bank details. Even Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s information is included in the leaked data.

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