Former gendarmes were allegedly paid to get secret information from police and justice department files
The illegal actions, in which files were checked for previous judicial records, sexual offences, illegal work or financial offences, are alleged to have happened between 1999 and 2004. Information on between 2,500 and 3,000 people was reportedly accessed in this way.
In 2004, the new management of Euro Disney alerted the justice system itself, filing a legal case to denounce these procedures and put a stop to them. The company said the practice had been about ensuring the security of around 10 million people who visited the site each year. But it added that despite any "good intentions" it was a "mistake" to operate in this way.