Nestlé guilty of spying
Court rules on espionage charge
According to on-line news source Just Food, a Swiss court has this week found Nestlé guilty of "spying" on anti-capitalist protest organisation, Attac.
A court found Nestlé and security firm Securitas illegally infiltrated Attac, planting an informant in the group.
Between 2003 and 2008, an unnamed woman "gathered confidential information and prepared detailed reports on the authors as well as on third parties for Nestlé", Attac said in a statement following the ruling.
At the time surveillance commenced, the organisation was writing a book on Nestlé: Attac contre l'empire Nestlé.
A spokesperson for Nestlé expressed "disappointment" at the judge's ruling on Attac's civil complaint.
Nestlé and Securitas have been ordered to pay financial compensation totalling CHF27,000 (US$29,145).
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