Monday, March 07, 2005

Private sector call for FoI confidentiality tags

Article in Information World Review"Kevin Miles, head of knowledge management at Transport Laboratories Limited, which works with a number of public bodies including Transport for London (TfL), told IWR: "We are not a public authority, but 70% of our work is for public authorities, so our information is going to go into the public sector domain via our customers."

He warned: "Because of the complexity of marking information that we have a duty of confidentiality to, it may be disclosed - and if it were disclosed we would sue the public body for the disclosure."

He added: "I think this is a fundamental issue for records management staff in both the public and private sectors. If we can't get clear guidance from the DCA then we need to drive the issue ourselves and set the standards we need in order to do our work."

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