HP Denies Pretexting Former Employee

Law360, New York (March 1, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Hewlett-Packard Co. has denied allegations that it engaged in pretexting activities against a former employee and that the practice was widely used at the company.

“HP denies that so-called ‘pretexting’ activities are part of HP’s regular way of doing business, that [chief executive officer] Mark Hurd approved of any such activities or that there remains a threat that HP would engage in any such activity,” HP said in the filing in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

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