Swiss court holds Nestlé & Securitas liable for secret infiltration of NGO

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30 January 2013

Nestlé found liable over spying on NGO [Switzerland]

Author: James Shotter & Louise Lucas, Financial Times [UK]

A Swiss court last week ordered Nestlé and the Swiss security company Securitas AG to pay compensation following revelations that an infiltrator had attended “workgroup” meetings of Attac, an anti-globalisation group...A spokesman for Nestlé said the company would like “to reiterate that incitement to infiltration is against Nestlé’s corporate business principles”, adding that it noted the judge’s decision “with disappointment”...“We are unable to make any specific comments before the judge’s reasoning is released. If it turns out that a Nestlé employee has acted negligently, we will take appropriate action,” he said...Securitas said it had stopped this sort of activity eight years ago and that the judge’s ruling had no impact on its current operations...Attac said it was “very satisfied” that the civil court had condemned Nestlé’s and Securitas’s actions.

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Author: teinteresa.es

Nestlé y...Securitas han sido declaradas culpable de espionaje al movimiento de crítico contra la globalización Attac...La compañía pagará 3.000 francos franceses a cada uno de los demandantes. Nestlé y Securitas fueron acusados de violaciones de privacidad de Attac y de sus miembros...“Financial Times” recoge las declaraciones de un representante de Nestlé que subraya “queremos reiterar que el espionaje no es una política de la compañía y que va en contra de nuestros principios”. Asimismo, se ha mostrado “decepcionado” con la sentencia del juez. Por otro lado, la compañía no ha desvelado si tomará acciones legales contra los empleados acusados de espionaje. Por otro lado, Securitas admitió que desde hace 8 años no lleva a cabo prácticas de espionaje como por la que se le acusa y añadió que esta sentencia no ha tenido consecuencias sobre su actividad actual.

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