Clothing store H&M fined in Germany for spying on its staff

CLOTHING retailer H&M has been issued a €35.3 million (£32m) fine in Germany for snooping on its workers.

Hamburg’s data-protection commissioner said that the Swedish company collected private information about employees at a customer-service centre in Nuremberg, “ranging from rather harmless details to family issues and religious beliefs.”

The information was recorded on a network drive accessible to up to 50 managers and “used, among other things, to obtain a...
source: Morning Star Online

2020-10-01 21:53
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