Firms disregard public privacy

The American business world is in tumult this week, as the aftershocks from a sensational spying story involving tech giant Hewlett-Packard continue to be felt.

23rd September, 2006

The American business world is in tumult this week, as the aftershocks from a sensational spying story involving tech giant Hewlett-Packard continue to be felt.

The burgeoning scandal has implications far beyond the realm of corporate boardrooms. It has, once again, brought widespread public concerns about erosions of the right to privacy into sharp focus.

The HP story - which involves personality clashes, dodgy tactics aimed at obtaining private phone records and the possibility of...

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