20 July 2014
Mitigating the reputational consequences of a dawn raid.
The European Commission’s security seals are made of plastic film. If they are removed, breachedor otherwise tampered with, they do not tear, but show ‘VOID’ markings that then remain irreversiblyvisible on their surface. Would your company pay €38 million for a broken seal? How could a plasticseal possibly cost that much? €38 million is exactly what it cost energy company E.ON in fines alone,following a dawn raid on their premises in May 2006. The case was to go on until 2012 and saw thefull fine upheld in court.