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Tesla Files Lawsuit Against Former Engineer for Downloading Confidential Documents

On January 22, Tesla went to court to file a lawsuit. The company claimed that a newly hired software engineer transferred more than 26,000 confidential documents to his personal Dropbox, including trade secrets.

Alex Khaitov, the senior software quality assurance engineer, started his job at Tesla on December 28, 2020, and almost immediately began downloading thousands of sensitive files, according to Tesla.

Tesla said in a complaint filed on January 22 in the San Jose Division of the US district court of the Northern District of California that in just three days after he was hired, Khaitov stole thousands of trade secret computer scripts. These scripts took Tesla years to develop.

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