More on the accusations concerning IKEA, mentioned previously on this blog:
A French security company tied to a legal complaint alleging that Swedish furniture giant Ikea illegally spied on staff and customers denied involvement on Saturday, blaming a renegade former employee.
Prosecutors in Versailles near Paris on Thursday opened an investigation into the affair following a complaint from a trade union and a report in satirical weekly Le Canard Enchaine.
Ikea also said it would examine claims that the firm paid for illegal access to secret French police files in order to gain information about its employees, clients and even people who came near its property, Ikea said.
Read more on The Local.
Previous coverage on The Local here.