HP's pretext to spy

Thursday, 7 September 2006, 12:01 AM EST

Authorized by Hewlett-Packard's chairwoman Patricia Dunn to find a director who leaked the company's plans to the media, private investigators used pretexting - impersonating a person to get their phone records - to link one boardmember with a call to a reporter earlier this year.

Details of the incident were revealed in media reports on Wednesday, the same day that Hewlett-Packard filed a report to the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) acknowledging that the board's actions are under investigation by California's Attorney General.

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