Case ID: NA0050
Solution ID: 9089
Words: 775
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Unauthorized Disclosure Hewlett Packards Secret Surveillance of Directors and Journalists Case Solution

Case Solution

HP, in 2006 had faced various outflows of confidential information from the company. It hired third-parties to spy on the executive board since the leaked information was only known to the members of the board. The methods involved accessing the call records of the members. These methods were most probably illegal. These procedures were unethical. The case shows the various standpoints of this unethical practice. The subjects of the investigation included all board members including the former and the current CEO of the company. The case raises several questions that are aimed at the assessment of the reason for this investigation. It questioned about the ethical issues that were raised in this process and the strategies to ensure that such unethical practices are not repeated.

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4- Plan of Action