Pretexting - white lies that can damage your company

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In the wake of recent news at HP, pretexting has become the hot topic in the business world, and its sudden rise to fame broaches numerous questions including: What exactly is pretexting? How are companies liable for it? What are companies doing that is considered pretexting and how can they protect themselves from becoming the next HP?

The US Federal Trade Commission Act defines pretexting as "getting your personal information under false pretenses." This definition may seem broad, but does more or less specify the parameters of pretexting as being anything done to mislead an entity, in any way, for the purpose of ...

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