HP Board Spying Not Just Limited To HP Board Members

from the goner dept

The story of HP's Patricia Dunn spying on the company's own board members is only getting worse. Not only did Dunn have private investigators engage in fraud to get board members' phone records, but apparently they also monitored the phone records of the News.com reporter on the other end of the leaks. Any justification or legal standing for spying on the board certainly doesn't apply to spying on a reporter that is entitled to seek out and quote anonymous sources. If there's a clock ticking away the seconds until Patricia Dunn is forced out, it just started going a little faster.

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    eb, 8 Sep 2006 @ 8:10am

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    Apparently it's not questionable to the attorney general of California, who thinks it's worth a look. And I would like to know how Ms. Dunn or the HP counsel thought they would obtain the desired information without obtaining access to people's private phone records, an ethically questionable and possibly (under California law) illegal activity.

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