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EU: EC claims rail company blocked inspection

 |  September 26, 2018

The European Commission sent a statement of objections to Slovak rail company ZSSK Slovensko on Tuesday, September 25, accusing the the passenger rail carrier ZSSK of preventing the European-Union authority from inspecting it in June 2016.

EC Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said, “Companies have the obligation to provide correct information when we investigate. Also during inspections. They should not tamper with the requested data in any way. Such behaviour would threaten the integrity and effectiveness of our investigations. We want to make sure that companies comply with our rules.”

The EC stated on its website that it is concerned that ZSSK may have provided incorrect information on the location of the laptop of one of its employees and that it may have failed to provide requested data from this laptop by allowing its re-installation, which led to an irrecoverable loss of the stored data.

Full Content: EC Press ReleaseEuropean Interest

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