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Contract Disclosure Expected Today

PRIVACY LAW—CANADA

January 11, 2011

The BC government must hand over an unedited copy of its $300-milion contract with IBM to the BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association (FIPA) today, the Times Colonist reports. The FIPA requested a copy of the contract four years ago and has thus far received more than half of it. Though the government has argued that releasing the contract would threaten certain aspects of its governance and the company's business interests, adjudicator Michael McEvoy decided last November that it must release it. BC's Information and Privacy Commissioner ordered the Citizens' Services Ministry to release its full IBM workplace services agreement last month as well.
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