H&M Investigated in Germany

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CBJ — Clothing retailer H&M is under investigation by a privacy watchdog in Germany amid evidence that the Swedish retailer had committed “massive data protection breaches” by spying on its customer service representatives.

News broke out that Hamburg’s data protection commissioner has found a hard drive containing about 60 gigabytes of data, revealing that superiors at a location in Nuremberg kept “detailed and systematic” records about employees’ health, family disputes and holiday experiences.

H&M has responded to the allegations saying it takes the matter very seriously and will fully cooperate with the investigation.

Proof of guilt could result in stiff fines.


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