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Hewlett Packard's 2006 Spying Scandal

When Hewlett-Packard (HP) announced in September 2006 that its Board Chairman, Patricia Dunn, had authorized HPââ?¬â?¢s security department to investigate a suspected Board-level press leak and that the investigation included tactics such as obtaining HP Board membersââ?¬â?¢ and reportersââ?¬â?¢ telephone records through false pretenses (conduct known as ââ?¬Å"Pretextingââ?¬Â?), observers vehemently condemned the operation as illegal and outrageous. In Congressional testimony, however, Dunn defended the investigation as ââ?¬Å"old fashioned detective work.ââ?¬Â? Although Dunn would later claim that she was unaware of key aspects of the investigation, her description was not so far off. The police routinely rely on deception to investigate and apprehend wrongdoers. Although it is tempting to view HPââ?¬â?¢s Pretexting.

Additional reference links to scandal:

http://msl1.mit.edu/furdlog/docs/2006-09-18_newsweek_hp_scandal.pdf

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/27/AR2006092701304.html

Answer the following questions in APA response:

Name and describe all stakeholders who were affected by the actions of Hewlett Packardââ?¬â?¢s board and chairman?

Describe how all stakeholders were affected by the actions of Hewlett Packardââ?¬â?¢s board and chairman?

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The actions of Board related to press leak affected various stakeholders such as shareholders and investors as leaked news can affect share price, organizational management and other board members who were not involved in the leak because leakage of sensitive news can result in ...

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Name and describe all stakeholders who were affected by the actions of Hewlett Packardââ?¬â?¢s board and chairman?

Describe how all stakeholders were affected by the actions of Hewlett Packardââ?¬â?¢s board and chairman?

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