April 3, 2007
by Brett Murphy
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted new privacy rules for telephone and wireless companies on Tuesday aimed at strengthening safeguards against pretexting, the disclosure of personal telephone records to unauthorized individuals. The new rules include carrier authentication ...[read more]
March 14, 2007
by Joshua Pantesco
A California state judge on Wednesday dropped the felony charges against four defendants in the Hewlett-Packard (HP) pretexting scandal after the defendants pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges of fraudulent wire communications and agreed to complete 96 hours of community service and pay ...[read more]
January 13, 2007
by Bernard Hibbitts
Telephone Records and Privacy Protection Act of 2006, signed into law by President George W. Bush, January 12, 2007. Read the full text of the Act. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]
January 13, 2007
by JURIST Staff
President Bush Friday signed into law new federal legislation seeking to protect traditional, wireless, and internet phone calling consumers by preventing phone companies from selling their private phone records without customer authorization and criminalizing attempts to obtain those ...[read more]
December 9, 2006
by Melissa Bancroft
The US Senate passed a bill by voice vote Friday that would make obtaining phone records through fraud or lying a criminal act. People found guilty of so-called pretexting would face fines and imprisonment for up to 10 years. Punishment may be doubled if the violation involves more tha... ...[read more]
December 7, 2006
by Tom Henry
California v. Hewlett-Packard, Superior Court of California, December 7, 2006. Read the full text of the settlement. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]
December 7, 2006
by Ryan Olden
Hewlett-Packard reached a $14.5 million settlement agreement with California Attorney General Bill Lockyer on Thursday in an unfair business practices suit stemming from HP's allegedly fraudulent attempts to obtain certain phone records, a practice known as pretexting. Lockyer... ...[read more]
November 16, 2006
by Holly Manges Jones
Former Hewlett-Packard chairwoman Patricia Dunn pleaded not guilty Wednesday to four felony charges stemming from her role in the corporate spying scandal. Dunn is one of five people charged in the case involving company investigators using pretexting by impersonating board members, emp... ...[read more]
October 15, 2006
by Andrew Wood
Nell Minow: The board of Hewlett-Packard, a serial offender with a record of colossal poor judgment in the selection, overpayment, and departure package of CEO Carly Fiorina and in its massive mishandling of the fight over the Compaq merger, leapt from the frying pan into the fire when it tri... ...[read more]
October 9, 2006
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Guest Columnist Douglas Branson of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that the frenzy over the Hewlett-Packard pretexting scandal overlooks not only much that is positive about the company's record, but also the dubious legal advice that the now-indicted corporate leaders rec... ...[read more]

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