Inside the HP boardroom scandal

Inside the HP boardroom scandal

Summary: Worth reading: David Kaplan of Newsweek tells the all too human tale of how HP board members Patricia Dunn and legendary VC Thomas Perkins ended up at opposite ends of the table. The story is still incomplete--HP board members met this morning, but apparently didn't finish their discussion, which could result in Dunn's resignation.

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dunn.jpgWorth reading: David Kaplan of Newsweek tells the all too human tale of how HP board members Patricia Dunn and legendary VC Thomas Perkins ended up at opposite ends of the table. The story is still incomplete--HP board members met this morning, but apparently didn't finish their discussion, which could result in Dunn's resignation. The board is scheduled to reconvene late tomorrow afternoon. The basic question, of what Dunn called "appalling" tactics that led to falsely obtained phone records of board members and journalists, is whether Dunn knew that the private investigation firms hired by HP were engaged in what is clearly unethical, if not illegal, practices. Whether she knew or not, she should take the fall. Someone has to be accountable for this travesty. Freshly minted and hero of Wall Street Mark Hurd, also a board member, is staying as far away from this mess as is humanly possible.

Topic: Hewlett-Packard

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  • Dunn will take a fall, with a big crash-landing.

    She's going to be unemployed, whether it's willingly or forcibly. The board is not going to just sit there and let her play Big Brother on them.

    There should also be jail time for Dunn as well. At minimum, she should be charged with possesion of stolen property (the phone records). Ideally, she should answer to fellony conspiracy charges as well.
    Mr. Roboto
  • et tu ......?

    I see great concentration on HP; but whgat about ATT who has admitted giving access to the records for HP's use- there is little about their continuing belief thatthey are supreme owner and still continue to open records loing after the NSA scandal.
    nettechdesign@...
  • An observation

    If a PC was compromised imagine the uproar and the articles accusing Microsoft of neglect and producing inferior software and .......

    All personal information can be obtained from the phone companies and there is hardly any blame on them.
    For the HP boardroom scandal instead of AT&T getting the rap for disclosing the information, HP gets the rap for the actions of a 3rd party private investigator company's actions.

    How come AT&T is let go so easily
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