Monday, March 21, 2005

EGB Seminar Report- FoI Implications for Suppliers.

We Want Information by Derek Parkinson
"Early indications suggest that many suppliers do not understand how
commercially sensitive information is handled under FoI, delegates
heard. A common mistake is for suppliers to claim that all details of
their commercial dealings with a public sector partner should be
treated as confidential, and made exempt from release under the Act.
"We've had letters from suppliers saying that all information about
them is confidential," said Sukhvinder Hayer, Information Access
Manager at the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority"
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