THE WHAT? H&M has admitted that the data protection breaches discovered in its German operations are ‘unacceptable’, according to a report published by Reuters.
THE DETAILS “The local team has taken a range of action and is in close dialogue with all colleagues,” a spokesperson for H&M told Reuters. “Since the incident is in legal examination… we cannot comment further on that at the moment.”
The Swedish fashion retailer is being investigated for unlawfully collecting and storing data on workers’ personal lives, per Reuters, quoting German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
THE WHY? H&M is no doubt engaging in damage limitation after the story broke that it had quizzed employees on their personal circumstances and shared that information with management staff.