France -Spying at IKEA investigated -November 20, 2013

An investigation started over allegations that IKEA illegally spied on staff and customers. The investigation into the spying at the French subsidiary of the furniture giant began in April 2012 when satirical weekly Le Canard Enchaîné published emails between IKEA’s Paris office and a security company Surete International. The emails revealed that IKEA was seeking access to police STIC files, kept in a database with millions of names and personal information about crime perpetrators, victims and even witnesses. IKEA allegedly asked for information on employees, including union members. The trade unions have since filed complaints against IKEA, accusing them of spying on hundreds of employees and customers over at least five years.

English: http://www.france24.com/en/20131119-france-ikea-execs-police-custody-spying ...  


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