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spies like us?!....'H&M' fined $41m for spying on employees.......
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: October 01, 2020 08:54PM
.....they collected information on employees and saved to 'private' was discovered when the drive briefly became 'visible' to everyone on the network.....they claim this only happened in customer service center in Nuremberg, Germany.......

German privacy watchdog fines H&M $41M for spying on workers

.....A German privacy watchdog said Thursday that it is fining clothing retailer H&M 35.3 million euros ($41 million) after the company was found to have spied on some of its employees in Germany.

Hamburg’s data protection commissioner said in a statement that the Swedish company collected private information about employees at a customer service center 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 detailed profile of employees for measures and decisions regarding their employment.”

The data protection commissioner, Johannes Caspar, said that “the combination of collecting details about their private lives and the recording of their activities led to a particularly intensive encroachment on employees’ civil rights.”

The privacy violation was discovered after the data briefly became visible to all people on the company network, resulting in news reports about the information gathering.

H&M said in a statement that the practices in Nuremberg didn't correspond to company guidelines but that it nevertheless took full responsibility and had apologized unreservedly to the employees. The company said it would examine the fine issued.

Casper welcomed H&M's decision to pay compensation to employees at the Nuremberg service center and take measures to prevent future privacy breaches, saying the steps "show the intention to give the employees the respect and appreciation they deserve as dependent workers in their daily work for their company.”



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Re: spies like us?!....'H&M' fined $41m for spying on employees.......
Posted by: Speedy
Date: October 02, 2020 06:44AM

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Re: spies like us?!....'H&M' fined $41m for spying on employees.......
Posted by: SteveO
Date: October 02, 2020 01:38PM
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