Fashion chain H&M fined $35m for snooping on employees
Fashion chain H&M has been fined $35million for data protection breaches, including recording and sharing private information about hundreds of employees among managers.
Hamburg’s data protection commissioner said the company collected private information about employees at a customer service in Nuremberg.
After absences, such as vacations and sick leave, supervisors would conduct “welcome back talks” with members of staff. The data protection commissioner said: “After these talks, in many cases not only the employees’ concrete vacation experiences were recorded, but also symptoms of illness and diagnoses.