by CIO Staff

House Committee Seeks Testimony from HP Execs

Sep 15, 20062 mins
IT Leadership

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Patricia Dunn, the Hewlett-Packard (HP) chairwoman who recently announced that she’ll leave her post in January, and the computer maker’s general counsel, Ann Baskins, have been asked by the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee to testify in a Sept. 28 hearing on the ongoing scandal unfolding at the firm over its efforts to weed out media leaks, Reuters reports.

Larry Sonsini, a Silicon Valley-based lawyer, was also asked by the committee to testify, according to Reuters.

HP has come under fire in recent days as more and more details have come to light about its board of directors’ attempts to discover the source of information leaked to the media about the company. A Securities and Exchange Commission filing confirmed the media leaks and associated investigations, and the company has since admitted to hiring outside investigators to illegally obtain reporters’ records as part of the probe.

The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of California, among other entities, are looking into the charges against HP.

Dunn said this week that she’d relinquish her chairwoman post in January, and HP CEO Mark Hurd will take over.

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