Fashion chain H&M has been fined for unlawfully collecting and storing personnel data.

It concerns an amount of 35 million euros, according to the quarterly update of the Swedish company.

Last year, the German personal data authority in Hamburg launched an investigation into the management of H&M.

Management would unlawfully collect and store data about employees' private lives.

Information about sick employees was also unlawfully stored.

This specifically concerned customer service employees in Nuremberg, Germany.

H&M has now admitted the mistake and promises that the policy has been changed.