Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Hewlett-Packard
Current Parent Company: 
HP Inc.
Penalty: 
$14,500,000
Year: 
2006
Date: 
December 7, 2006
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
privacy violation
Violation Description: 

Hewlett-Packard agreed to pay $14.5 million and adopt governance reforms to resolve allegations the firm used false pretenses - or pretexting - to unlawfully access phone records during its probe of boardroom leaks to the media.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
California Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
California
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
California
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
electrical and electronic equipment
Specific Industry of Parent: 
computers
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Parent company note: 
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