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Tesla files Lawsuit against Ex-Employees and Zoox, Apple-Google’s COVID-19 Tracking Plan Faces Data Security Threats and more
Tesla files Lawsuit against Ex-Employees and Zoox, VIPKid accuses GSX of Stealing Trade Secrets, Indian Government Addresses COVID-19 App’s Privacy Concerns and Apple-Google’s COVID-19 Tracking Plan Faces Data Security Threats.
Tesla files Lawsuit against Ex-Employees and Zoox
Tesla, the American electric vehicle and clean energy company, filed a lawsuit against Zoox, an American self-driving car startup, and four other former employees, for allegedly stealing confidential information. The lawsuit claims that, that four of Tesla’s former employees who were later hired by Zoox, stole proprietary information and trade secrets for developing warehousing, logistics and inventory control operations. Zoox even acknowledged that some of their new employees who previously worked for Tesla, were in possession of Tesla’s documents pertaining to shipping, receiving, and warehouse procedures when they joined Zoox’s logistics team.
Following this revelation, Zoox settled the lawsuit by paying Tesla an undisclosed amount and agreeing to undergo an audit to ensure that none of its employees had retained or are using Tesla’s confidential information.
VIPKid accuses GSX of Stealing Trade Secrets
Online education company, VIPKid, has accused its rival, GSX Techedu, of allegedly stealing its trade secrets and has also sued two of GSX’s employees, who are involved in this matter. VIPKid has claimed that GSX employees have used customer information they obtained while working for VIPKid to promote sales at GSX, thereby violating non-disclosure agreements signed during their time at VIPKid. This lawsuit has been accepted by a district court in Beijing and has VIPKid seeking 8 million yuan (USD 1.13 million) in damages.
This case has been described as the first of its kind in China, as it deals with trade secret theft in the online education industry, which is both a lucrative and competitive industry in the country. The online education industry in China has now received a boost as many people are using this platform for tutoring services during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Indian Government Addresses COVID-19 App’s Privacy Concerns
The Indian Government recently launched Arogya Setu, which is a mobile friendly app to enable contact tracing of coronavirus cases, making it easier for citizens to monitor the data with