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Apple's Retail Stores in France have been under watch by France's data regulator for the last year, and apparently the watch continues. According to The Global Legal Post, Apple received the first public notice about the video surveillance system that's installed in its Opera Apple Store in Paris in December 2013 and is now using publicity as a weapon against Apple.

 

At issue is Apple's alleged violation of France's Labor Code in respect to the use of in-store cameras. The guidelines are very strict and in the big picture don't always make sense if the cameras are used for surveillance.

 

The investigations have already proven that Apple's in-store cameras are positioned in employee "break areas" and are pointed at employee computers. Both are prohibited by law.

 

(READ MORE)  Note: while the original link has been broken, you could find another report on this matter here.

 

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