Thursday, December 07, 2006

Hewlett-Packard Settles Privacy Charges with California for $14.5 Million

Hewlett-Packard will settle with the state of California charges that it violated the privacy of Board members. The company will pay $14.5 million in a settlement with the California attorney general over the company’s use of private detectives to

Certain executives authorized company employees to access phone records of members of the Board of Directors and journalists, while investigating alleged leaks of Board meetings and discussions.

Some former and current executives still face criminal charges in California for obtaining private phone records illegally, via pretexting,

Federal agencies are still investigating the company as well.


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