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Company: Hewlett-Packard
Current Parent CompanyHP Inc.
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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 Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: California
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: electrical and electronic equipment
Specific Industry of Current Parent: computers
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