Hewlett Packard

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Hewlett Packard is a technology company that operates in more than 170 countries around the world. They explore how technology and services can help people and companies address their problems and challenges, and realize their possibilities, aspirations and dreams. They apply new thinking and ideas to create more simple, valuable and trusted experiences with technology, continuously improving the way their customers live and work. HP was incorporated in 1939 and their corporate headquarters is in Palo Alto, California. HP is committed to being a leader in global citizenship. They are proud of their efforts as global stewards, helping to reduce environmental impacts, raising standards and increasing access to information technology world wide "we embrace our responsibility to society by being an economic intellectual and society asset to each country and community in which we operate"Their reputation is founded on the personal integrity of the company's personnel and their dedication to their principles of honesty, excellent, responsibility, compassion citizenship, and fairness.

But over the past months, HP is now struggling with a very serious scandal. "Illegal corporate spying scandal" Spying is the act of keeping a secret watch for intelligence purposes.

Early this year, the online technology site CNET published an article about the long-term strategy at HP, "the company ranked No. 11 in the Fortune 500. While the piece was upbeat, it quoted an anonymous HP source and contained information that only could have come from a director."According to an internal HP e-mail, the H-P Board chairwoman Patricia Dunn then took the extraordinary step of authorizing a team of independent electronic-security experts to spy on the communications of the other directors not the records of calls (or e-mails) from HP itself, but the records of phone calls made from personal accounts. That meant calls from the directors' home and their...