Ikea Paid Firm to Spy on Customers, Staff

May 2012
Information Management Journal;May/Jun2012, Vol. 46 Issue 3, p11
The article discusses a report published in the newspaper "Canard Enchaine" regarding the payment made by Swedish furniture company Ikea to private security firms to spy on its customers and employees at its stores in France. According to the newspaper, information on criminal records, vehicle registration, and affiliations with political organisations were compiled and used by the company. It mentions the plan of some Ikea employees to sue the company for using personal data illegally.


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