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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    Greg Andrew, 8 Sep 2006 @ 9:29am

    nonuser - No one's claimed that she didn't know the methodology of the investigators after the investigation; the whole board knew. But a corporation isn't a court; they don't just ignore evidence because it's illegally obtained. And they received assurances from their lead outside counsel that the information was legally obtained. I suspect that outside attorney may get into some trouble here.

    There are similarities to the Pecorino case in Hollywood, and in that case, no one but the investigator himself has gotten in any trouble beyond embarrasment.

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