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French court fines Ikea $1.2 million for spying on staff

A French court ordered Dutch multinational furniture retail company, Ikea to pay a fine of $1.2 million for spying on staff in France. Ikea’s former CEO Jean-Louis Baillot was handed a 2-year suspended term and a $60,000 fine. Apart from the CEO, 14 more people including top executives, former police officers and store managers faced […]

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Ikea’s French subsidiary goes on trial over accusations of spying

Ikea’s French subsidiary and several of its former executives went on trial Monday over accusations that they illegally spied on employees and customers. Trade unions reported the furniture and home goods company to French authorities in 2012, accusing it of collecting personal data by fraudulent means and the illicit disclosure of personal information. The unions […]