Hi I'd like to disable data collection/telemetry on a MX I'm about to buy. I am happy with the drop in utility I will get from the car as a tradeoff (such as no app, no advance warning etc). How could that be done? I appreciate that this is a controversial topic - I've seen this asked in several forums and the discussion always turns to labelling the asker paranoid, and telling them to turn off their phone, pc etc. I'm hoping we can avoid that and focus on the question (I'll give my reasons below). As an FYI - I don't know if any of the following statements are true, but 2 of them I read online and 1 I was told by Tesla: - I have heard that in Europe, data collection is opt-in only (is that true)? - In Australia (and I assume NZ) I have been told by Tesla it cannot be turned off and is compulsory (including recording video). - I read that in the US you can request telemetry be turned off. I was wondering if anyone had looked into unhooking the GSM aerial? Are there any hacks that allow you to disable it? Thanks for your feedback. John. At the risk of getting off the topic of the main question, here are my reasons. They are personal and only apply to me, everyone else has their own risk profile for data that they live with, which is fine. - Tesla release detailed data about customers whenever it suits them (such as when they feel the owner has maligned the car). In one case in Norway I think, they *refused* to release data to an owner when he needed it after a crash. - Tesla do not wait for warrants to release data to the police (again, they release when it suits them). It is theirs to use/misuse as they want. - Tesla say some data is anonymised, but in multiple cases they have released detailed data to the press (and I assume the police) about a person's car and driving performance. I feel that they are not to be trusted with the level of data they ask for. Yes I know that there are many other ways data is collected around me - but in my view only Tesla uses the data against their own customer when it suits them. Most other services at least put on a show of requiring warrants (e.g. apple) or don't have super accurate data (cell service) or don't have the level of detail Tesla want (e.g. netflix), and most others are more truthful about anonymisation (or lack thereof).