Nokia threatens to leave Finland?

Nokia is reported to want the legal right to view its company's emails and, if it doesn't get its way, the company is apparently considering leaving Finland altogether.


The practice of any company monitoring its employees emails has always been a thorny issue, as it triggers questions of privacy and freedom from the employees on one side, but one of protection for more vulnerable employees on the other.


However, Nokia's principle reason for wanting open access to the emails is one of security – to prevent trade secrets from leaving the company and being leaked to the media or the company's competition.


According to the Daily Mobile website: "If the threat [to leave] is executed it would mean that Finland will lose 16,000 jobs and £1.3 billion in tax revenue."


From a Governmental point of view the bill, which is known as Lex Nokia, flies in the face of the country's constitution.


Click to read the Daily Mobile story


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