Violation Tracker Individual Record
Date:December 7, 2006
Offense Group:consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense:privacy violation
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
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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