French police are questioning top executives of the Swedish furniture chain IKEA after allegations that the company illegally used police files to spy on staff and customers
Ikea has admitted breaching its own ethical standards after it was accused of obtaining information from police files about its staff and customers.
Ten people, including four police officers, have already been placed under investigation.
The arrests of the chief executive officer of IKEA France, Stefan Vanoverbeke, his predecessor, and the chief financial officer, come after more than a year and a half of investigations.
Police searched the company’s head office outside Paris 11 days ago, at which time the company said it was co-operating with the inquiry.