Sunday, January 23, 2005

FOI/Business story

Sunday Herald (Scotland) 23rd January - No hiding placeo

Good article, discuses the business issues related to FOI in some depth

"Confidentiality used to be taken as given in the business world – not any more. The new Freedom of Information Act means that company secrets are up for grabs, so beware
By Ken Symon, Business Editor....John Downie of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) says: “It’s a very tricky situation, especially in the first few months. A lot of businesses will be worried about their information being made public.“Businesses will have to face up to the fact that if they want to pitch for the £5 billion of public sector spending, they are going to have to manage this issue. There is no getting away from it, more information is going to be made public.”

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