As many expected, HP chairman Patricia Dunn will step down from her post for her role in the company's investigation into a boardroom leaker. Dunn, however, will retain a seat on the board, so at least for now, she's still held in higher regard than the leaker George Keyworth, who was not renominated for his seat. CEO Mark Hurd will assume the chairman role. In the company's release, it offered no explanation for why it waited until now to push Dunn out (assuming she was pushed), as opposed to doing it back in May, when information about the pretexting operation first surfaced (though we all have a pretty good idea). Either way, with several investigations going on into the spying, it's likely that this story will continue on. Ultimately, the one positive out of this is that there's been a lot more attention paid to identity theft, and the ease with which one's personal information can be stolen.
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