"Our board is happy to know that the leaker is caught," she said. She said the leaks had been "long-term, persistent and intractable" with potential for ruining trust among board members. She termed the attempt to stop the leaks a "noble cause."
She said that no one on the board "endorsed, understood or approved" of pretexting and that the company was putting new guidelines in place to prevent such practices in future investigations.
"It wasn't implemented well," she said. "But I had no choice but to follow this violation. It fell to me to do it."