US News: Espionage to IKEA: The French subsidiary and its former CEO Condemned

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The company was accused of having informed the judicial history, the lifestyle or the heritage of hundreds of employees. The French subsidiary of IKEA was sentenced on Tuesday by the Versailles Criminal Court with one million euros fine for "recel of personal data by fraudulent means". One of his old CEOs, Jean-Louis Baillot, has been sentenced to two years in prison and a fine of 50,000 euros. It was released from several counts, such as the crime of complicity of complicity in the diversion of personal information or the concealment of violation of professional secrecy. 'M. Baillot is shocked, we are considering a call, "said AFP his lawyer Mr. François Saint-Pierre at the end of the hearing.

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The case had been revealed by the press in 2012. After long years of investigation, ten former leaders of the Swedish giant of furniture, four policemen and a private detective had been returned to the correctional court for putting in place A general system of espionage of its employees and candidates for hiring. The criminal record, the lifestyle or the heritage of several hundred people have been secretly inspected for many years, in the early 2000s, apart from any legal framework. At the heart of this "system", Jean-François Paris, the former "Safety" of IKEA France from 2002 to 2012, which recognized the bar of "mass controls" of employees. He was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment with stay and 10,000 euros fine. The successor of Jean-Louis Baillot, Stefan Vanoverbeke, CEO of IKEA France from 2010 to 2015, was relaxed, as requested by the Prosecure because there was no "material element" against him.

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During the two weeks of trials held in March 2021 in the Yvelines, only the period 2009-2012 was judged, because of the prescription of three years in criminal matter, even if the facts would go back to at least 2002 . On the last day of the hearing, Attorney Pamela Tabardel had claimed a "exemplary penalty" against the management and the French subsidiary of IKEA, to send a "strong message" to "all the commercial companies ". The parquet had required three years in prison against the former CEO, and two million euros of fine against Swedish society, accusing them of "mass surveillance". The Tribunal, showed him more clément.

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