Furniture giant IKEA sentenced – IKEA France sentenced to 1 million fine for espionage – News – SRF
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A French court has fined Ikea furniture store one million euros.
The French subsidiary of the Swedish furniture company is said to have spied on employees and customers for years.
In addition, the Versailles court sentenced the former director of Ikea France to a suspended two-year prison term.
Ikea France is said to have been collecting confidential data such as bank statements on employees and applicants for years. The security department of the French company Ikea has commissioned a security company in return for payment.
Former managing director Jean-Louis Bailo was also found guilty. In addition to the prison sentence, he was fined 50,000 euros for collecting personal data.
The company commends the improvement
The allegations are limited to the period from 2009 to 2012, with espionage tactics taking place as early as the early 2000s according to prosecutors.
The company said Ikea France has strongly condemned these practices and is implementing a master action plan to prevent this from happening again.
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