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Workers' rights violations

Right to privacy

Summit Autotech Poland in Skoczków placed a camera in the office space used by Solidarność on the premises of the company for its trade union activities. The device, first mistaken for a motion detector, was in fact a camera recording image and sound and was connected to the main monitoring system of the company. The camera was promptly removed, and Solidarność pressed charges with the prosecutor’s office in October 2020 for illegal wiretapping.

Right to privacy

In Poland, Amazon warehouses were under surveillance, as the company analysed "security risks" including “labour organisation and trade union presence”. Data collected included the number of attendees at each protest, how well strikes were followed and even whether leaflets were being handed out. Other intelligence activities included the creation of fake social media profiles to investigate employees leading protests and infiltrating Facebook groups.

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