The Shock and Awe of Ikea’s Spying Program

Ikea made headlines this week for spying on its French employees. A lot. Enough, according to the New York Times that Ikea spent €475,000 ($654,170) over a 10-year period on spying. Just in France. That’s a lot of cloak and dagger activity for one Swedish-furniture maker.

Why? Well, to see if people on sick leave were as sick as they said they were, to vet job candidates and even to find ways to resolve disputes. France (and other European countries) has much stricter privacy laws than we do in the U.S., so what Ikea is getting in legal trouble for there, may not hit your business the same way here.

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