HP spying may have started in 2005

The HP spying on employees may extend back to 2005, far longer than previously thought, and includes phone records, physical surveillance, attempted planting of spyware, as well as targeting spouses and friends of board members.

HP is saying they are shocked and appalled by what those darned outside investigators did. If so, they won’t need to plead the fifth amendement when they testify before the House next week, right?

HP’s handling of this may well be used in business schools for years to come as an instructive example of precisely how not to handle situations like this.