So now we have Patricia Dunn and some others taking the entire fall for the inexcusable breach of legal constraints that have been set up to protect our privacy Web Link
What especially irks me about this turn of events is that no reasonable person would believe that Hurd and Dunn weren't talking about these things in private. It's incredulous when one hears from Hurd that he didn't know anything untiil the last minute. Meanwhile, Hurd continues to take credit for a serendipitous increase in HP's stock dividends, due mostly to suandering HP revenues on software aquisitions and market spin. Web Link
from the last link: "Hewlett-Packard (nyse: HPQ - news - people ) is set to report fourth-quarter earnings on Thursday after the close of trading. Analysts polled by Thomson First Call expect the company to post a profit of 64 cents per share on sales of $24.12 billion, compared with year-ago income of 51 cents per share on sales of $22.91 million. American Technology Research reiterated a "neutral" rating on the stock on Nov. 13. "We believe investors may be paying too much of a Mark Hurd premium as the story remains primarily a cost cutting one with software acquisitions and lackluster organic revenue growth," the firm said."
I hope the state DA will pursue this right to the end, and not let Hurd off the hook. If there's a trial, Dunn will not go quietly. She was wrong in her actions, but it's imappropriate that she shuold be taking the entire fall. There is simply no way an operation of this kind could have been missed by someone that Dunn interacted with on practically a daily basis.
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