Thursday, 1 October 2020

Germany fines H&M 35 million euros for data protection breaches




Sweden's H&M has been fined 35 million euros (31.9 million pounds) by the German authorities for internal data security breaches at its customer service center in Nuremberg, the fashion retailer said on Thursday.

"The regional data protection authority in Hamburg has imposed an administrative fine of 35 million euros. The H&M group admits shortcomings at the service center and has taken forceful measures to correct this," it said in its June-August earnings report.
German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung last year reported that the State Data Protection Commissioner in Hamburg had launched a probe into H&M management unlawfully sounding out workers about their personal life and storing the details.


According to the paper, H&M collected information on illnesses and other personal circumstances of employees at the center. H&M said in January the breaches found were unacceptable and it was cooperating with the authorities.

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