The French branch of IKEA, namely, his leadership is suspected of facts illegal collect about customers and employee information. Charges already presented to the executive director of the network - Stefan Vanoverbeke, who led representation in 2010 year as well as ex-manager of the company - Jean-Louis Bayo. According to news agency AFP, the prosecution treats claims as a "violation of professional secrecy" and "collection of personal data." Moreover, already indicted against IKEA company as a legal entity. More charges were brought against the former head of the service security branch of the organization in the region of Vaucluse (South of France).
The origins of the scandal originated in France in the spring of the year 2012. Then the media was informed of the conclusion of the agreement between IKEA and the private company under the name "Surete internationale". As it turned out, for a certain monetary compensation the company was a dossier on any individual. Presumably, the reason could be, for example, the criminal record of a new employee, the need to examine the dossier in employment or information about the financial position of buyers, somehow in conflict with IKEA.
When the network employees were suspicious, they immediately filed a lawsuit against the company's management. However, the representative of the initiative group Salvatore Rinaldo said that, although there were suspicions, but the evidence was not certain. Then they decided to give extraordinary information to the competent authorities. And do not make a mistake. During the investigation, the prosecutor's office France actually I found traces of illegal activities on the collection of personal data, which has existed for several years - with 2003 till now. The information came through trusted people from the closed base of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of France, which is still known as "STIC", which translates as "processing system recorded offenses."