Public sector IT service providers must comply with FOI

With the government outsourcing services on a massive scale more and more private companies fall within the Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation.

A parliamentary committee is warning that the FOI rules could be undermined if those service providers supplying government do not comply.

According to an article about it on the Guardian website the Parliament’s justice committee said that current contracts include a clause about FOI but warned that some public sector organisations might be reluctant to take action if a private contractor meets all other contractual terms except FOI,

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