This revelation comes on the heels of another case of corporate surveillance in Germany. The head of Deutsche Bahn, the country's national rail operator, resigned this week amidst a scandal that finds the company snooped through thousands of employees' emails looking for leaks of sensitive information, as well as workers being critical of Deutsche Bahn.
The German unit of aircraft manufacturer Airbus has admitted to spying on its employees between 2005 and 2007. Former management at Airbus ordered that the banking details of the entire German staff (about 20,000 people) be reviewed and compared to those of Airbus suppliers. No irregularities were found.