The electrical accident: Ola Electric threatens to sue the customer who tweeted about the Guwahati accident

Bangalore: Electric scooter manufacturer Electric Ola threatened legal action against Balwant Singhwho tweeted about his son Reetam Singh’s accident on March 26, blaming him for a malfunction in his Ola S1 Pro scooter. Ola asked Singh to remove “all negative and defamatory statements, posts, tweets, re-tweets, reposts, articles and reports” made against Ola Electric.

The communication, sent by the law firm Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan on behalf of Ola Electric, was in response to a “takedown notice” sent by Singh on April 23, asking Ola Electric to delete a tweet in which he shared
details of the telemetry data of the scooter shortly before and during the accident. Singh said the company violated his son’s privacy by publishing the data.

Both parties deny the sending of a legal notice. Reetam Singh told ET that the email sent by his father was a “takedown notice”.

“Legal notice is sent by the individual’s attorney; my dad is not a lawyer, “he said.” You can send a normal notice as an individual. It was just an email. ”

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A spokesperson for Ola Electric said the communication sent by her lawyers was a response to Singh’s legal notice.

In the disclosure, Ola Electric’s attorneys said the company had not violated its privacy policy as the published data “did not include any personally identifiable information or sensitive personal information.”

They said that because Singh has already posted multiple documents and posts, including his medical records and health information on social media, he does not have a “legitimate expectation of privacy.”

“Once personal data is disclosed in the public domain, no reasonable and legitimate expectation of privacy can remain,” they said.

They added that Ola Electric is ready to have “fair and respectful dialogue” with Singh to settle the matter amicably.

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