industrial espionage

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The illicit acquisition of information by one business about the activities of another. Such information may include formulae, designs, business plans, or information about personnel. The methods of industrial espionage include theft of documents, phone tapping, and computer hacking, with or without help from corrupt employees of the firm being spied on.

Subjects: Business and Management — Economics.

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