I would say that the outlook of the legal department in the British dub HQ is along the lines of the recent (WT '16 Issue 1), first sentence.
WHAT IS IT? Saying something false to someone who is entitled to know the truth. Lying can include misrepresenting or distorting facts in order to mislead a person, omitting key information to deceive someone, and exaggerating the truth in order to give a false impression.
Any misrepresentation of the facts to the authorities to protect the organisation is to them perfectly morally acceptable. They believe they are working to a higher code. It's like talking to a Nazi about war crimes.