Bengaluru: Electrical scooter maker Ola Electrical has threatened authorized motion in opposition to Balwant Singh, who tweeted about his son Reetam Singh’s accident on March 26, blaming it on a malfunction of his Ola S1 Professional scooter. Ola has requested Singh to take down “all damaging and defamatory statements, posts, tweets, re-tweets, reposts, articles and studies” made in opposition to Ola Electrical.
My notice to @OlaElectric to immediately take down my telemetry data which they have published in public without my… https://t.co/wQRjhxaRiu
— BALWANT SINGH (@BALWANT1962) 1650725773000
The communication, despatched by regulation agency Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan on behalf of Ola Electrical, was in response to a “takedown discover” despatched by Singh on April 23, asking Ola Electrical to delete a tweet during which it shared particulars of the scooter’s telemetry knowledge simply earlier than and through the accident. Singh mentioned the corporate violated his son’s privateness by posting the information.
Our assertion on the Guwahati scooter accident https://t.co/LbwDLXNh3P
— Ola Electrical (@OlaElectric) 1650606099000
Each events deny sending a authorized discover. Reetam Singh informed ET that the e-mail his father despatched was a “takedown discover”. “Authorized discover is distributed by the lawyer of the person; my father isn’t a lawyer,” he mentioned. “You may ship a traditional discover as a person. It was simply an e-mail.”
An Ola Electrical spokesperson mentioned that the communication despatched by its attorneys was a response to Singh’s authorized discover.
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Within the communication, Ola Electrical’s attorneys argued that the corporate had not violated its privateness coverage as the information printed “didn’t embody any personally identifiable data or delicate private data”.
They mentioned that since Singh already posted a number of paperwork and posts, together with his medical data and well being data on social media, he doesn’t have a “reliable expectation of privateness”.
“As soon as private knowledge is disclosed within the public area, there can not stay any cheap and legit expectation of privateness thereof,” they mentioned.
They added that Ola Electrical is able to have “a correct and respectful dialogue” with Singh to resolve the matter amicably.
Dubey’s exit is noteworthy as he was seen as being a detailed aide to Ola founder and chief government officer (CEO) Bhavish Aggarwal.