French police reveal system used by luxury goods firm LVMH to spy on journalist

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Two recent reports by French police have revealed in minute detail the spying system set up by the former head of France's domestic intelligence agency, Bernard Squarcini, on behalf of the giant luxury goods firm LVMH, which is owned by billionaire Bernard Arnault. Its target was journalist François Ruffin - who is now a Member of Parliament in France - and his publication Fakir. Fabrice Arfi reports.

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Two police reports, written in October and November 2020, reveal in great detail the private system of espionage set up by the former head of France's domestic intelligence agency, Bernard Squarcini, on behalf of the giant luxury goods firm LVMH, which is owned by billionaire Bernard Arnault. The documents describe full-scale surveillance, infiltration, the gathering of personal data, moles and the expenditure of lots of money.