The New York Times reported recently of a former Tesla employee in Norway, who was initially hailed as a savior, claims to have been harassed, threatened and eventually fired after complaining about what he considered grave safety problems at his workplace near Oslo, Norway. Lukasz Krupski became so frustrated with the company that last year he handed over reams of data from the carmaker’s computer system to a German business newspaper. The data he got access to and disclosed has led to several investigations and lawsuits over data privacy to accounting practices.
Failing to provide a safe workplace or adequately securing employee personal data can have severe consequences for both employers and employees. In the case of workplace safety, it can lead to accidents, injuries, and even fatalities, resulting in legal liabilities, financial penalties, damaged reputation, and decreased employee morale. On the other hand, inadequate protection of personal data can lead to data breaches, identity theft, and privacy violations, exposing employees to significant risks and potential legal actions.
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