Elon Musk has insisted that Tesla won’t be sharing user data and that customer’s information and details will be safe with him and the automaker.
Speaking at the Chinese Development Forum on Saturday, Musk responded to reports that China had banned its “military staff and employees of key state-owned companies” from driving Tesla vehicles, confirming that it’s not within his business’ interest to share user data with any government around the world, including the U.S or China.
“Whether it’s Chinese or U.S., the negative effects if a commercial company did engage in spying — the negative effects for that company would be extremely bad,” Musk remarked as quoted by Hypebeast, adding that caution of Tesla being shut down as a result of spying is “a very strong incentive for us to be very confidential.”
The 49-year-old also referred to examples like TikTok, the content and data from which he considers relatively harmless: “Even if there was spying, what would the other country learn and would it actually matter? If it doesn’t matter, it’s not worth thinking about that much.”
Source: Hypebeast via Mashable