Tesla is suing a previous worker for supposedly taking business information, CNBC reported. The company states software application engineer Alex Khatilov stole files from Tesla’s internal network related to its Warp Drive software application, utilized to automated a lot of the business’s service processes. Tesla alleges in the claim that Khatilov moved files to his individual Dropbox account, which he was one of just a few Tesla staff members who had access to the files.
According to the lawsuit, Khatilov informed Tesla detectives he “forgot” about moving the files to his personal Dropbox when they faced him. He told the New York City Post in an interview that he had accidentally moved the files to Dropbox, and, had actually been uninformed that Tesla had submitted a suit versus him until the paper called him.
Tesla has actually not been reluctant to take legal action against in order to secure its exclusive data in the past; in December the company settled with former process technician Martin Tripp, who confessed to leaking confidential information to a press reporter. In 2019 Tesla sued self-driving start-up Zoox implicating 4 Zoox employees– who had formerly operated at Tesla– of taking confidential files. That case was settled last April, with Zoox admitting that “specific of its new hires from Tesla” remained in belongings of Tesla files. And its case against Guangzhi Cao, who Tesla implicates of taking files connected to Tesla’s Auto-pilot system, is still ongoing.