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IBM Contract Released To Public

PRIVACY LAW

July 6, 2012

The BC government says it won’t fight a court order to release the details of a $300 million contract with IBM, a decision that has pleased privacy advocates, CBC News reports. Following an eight-year privacy dispute, the BC Supreme Court ruled last month that “there are no security reasons to withhold the remaining sections of the 535-page contract with IBM,” the report states, which the Minister for Open Government says she will not appeal. The government posted the contract to its website this week. The contract was signed in 2004 and has since incited arguments from both IBM and the provincial government over whether it should be released to the public.
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