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Spying of its employees cost this big company, had to pay a fine of 8.80 crores

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Ikea is one of the largest furniture retailer in the world. The company’s network is spread all over the world including India. The company is strengthening its hold in many big sectors including furniture as well as e-commerce.

The world’s largest furniture retailer IKEA (symbol photo)

Have you ever wondered what can happen if you are being spied on? You must be thinking that what will happen more and more, you will have to leave the job after getting upset. But the French court, giving a historic verdict, has imposed a fine of $ 1.2 million (about Rs 8.80 crore) on the company. The French court, finding the company guilty in the case, issued this order. In fact, Ikea, one of the world’s largest furniture companies, has been fined and fined more than one million euros (US$1 million) in France for spying on union representatives, employees and some customers.

Two former Ikea France executives have been found guilty and sentenced to suspended imprisonment along with fines over the plan. Of the 13 other defendants in the high-profile trial, some have been acquitted while others have been given suspended sentences. Abel Amara, a former Ikea employee who helped uncover the wrongdoing, described the decision as a “major step in protecting civilians.” He said that I am glad that there is justice in France.

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Judges in a Versailles court found that Ikea’s French subsidiary used espionage between 2009 and 2012 to isolate erring workers and track down complaints. Trade unions allege that Ikea France collected personal data through fraudulent means, such as illegally obtaining police files and illegally disclosing personal information. Ikea France lawyers, however, denied that the company had any “espionage in general” tactics.

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Ikea is one of the largest furniture retailer in the world. The company’s network is spread all over the world including India. The company is strengthening its hold in many big sectors including furniture as well as e-commerce. More recently, Ikea has launched an e-commerce service in Gujarat, India. Although the company has tried to avoid this decision by saying that the company had not made any plan to conduct espionage and it has not been done under any specific strategy,

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Bhagyashree Soni
Bhagyashree Soni is a software engineer with soft writing skills. She is a degree holder from the International School of Entrepreneurial Leadership. She has been a state-level badminton champion and chess player. A woman with a forthright attitude enjoys her writing passion as her chosen career. Writing in the context of feminism, social-cause and entreprenurship is her forte.
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