Airbus spies on staff

AIRBUS has admitted to spying on its German employees during an anti-corruption investigation.

An audit ordered by new management revealed the investigation, which took place between 2005 and 2007, and involved checks to see whether any employees’ bank accounts matched suppliers’. No positive matches were found.

“An internal comparison of data was seen as legally allowed at the time,” Airbus’s parent company EADS said in a statement after notifying employees. It also said that such measures would never be repeated.

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