News: HP Warned Phone Record Retrieval Could be Illegal
Posted: October 4, 2006 08:59AM
- "At least three Hewlett Packard employees repeatedly expressed concerns about the legality of methods used to obtain people's private phone records during a probe into media leaks from the company's board. "I am VERY concerned about the legality of this information," HP investigator Fred Adler wrote in an e-mail during the probe. Documents released after a congressional hearing last week show that HP employees were aware and concerned that investigators working on behalf of the company could have been using illegal means to obtain personal call information. They also show that in 2005, the company's former board chairperson Patricia Dunn provided phone numbers of people to spy on. "