Thursday, February 14, 2008

Freedom to Spy Illegally with Little Consequence

While Congress works to implement President Bush's telecom immunity, a different corporate spying event came to an end. Hewlett-Packard settled with the victims of its illegal spying venture, reporters with BusinessWeek and the New York Times. The article says the agreement came not as the result of a lawsuit.

What happened on the criminal side of the judicial aisle? Four felony charges dwindled to three misdemeanors. The judge dismissed the Board Chair's case, the person who orchestrated the illegal monitoring.

Both corporations and the government seem to have the ability to spy on citizens with little to no accountability. Now that's what I call freedom, the freedom to be monitored.