Privasoft Now Operating at Key Government Institution, Crown Corporations

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Expanded access to information a priority for Canadian government; strategic driver for Privasoft deployments.

Access to government information allows Canadians and organizations to participate more fully in public policy development and better assess the Government of Canada's performance

Privasoft, a global leader in case management software and services for managing Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) processes, today announced that it has been awarded key contracts for its AccessPro Suite with the Canadian Wheat Board, Canada Post and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).

Under the Federal Accountability Act, September 1, 2007 was the deadline for an expanded list of government institutions and Crown Corporations to become subject to the Access to Information and Privacy Acts. The Canadian Wheat Board was subject to an earlier date of April 1 of the same year.

The Canadian Wheat Board, Canada Post and the CBC demonstrated significant commitment and leadership by proactively ensuring they were adequately equipped to comply with the Act. This included choosing to engage Privasoft during the spring of 2007 to make certain they were ready for the September 1 date. Working with Privasoft, they were able to implement the systems and processes required to support their ATIP operations in advance of their respective deadlines.

They each purchased solutions from the Privasoft AccessPro Suite, which was purpose-designed to help to improve workflow efficiency and reduce backlog related to responding to requests for information. AccessPro Case Management has been deployed to streamline the process by allowing users to log, track and manage the lifecycle of a request electronically. AccessPro Redaction allows users to sever sensitive content and publish electronic release packages while tracking decisions for future auditing.

"Access to government information allows Canadians and organizations to participate more fully in public policy development and better assess the Government of Canada's performance," explains Brian Jensen, Privasoft President. "Privasoft AccessPro Suite promotes transparency in this process, and we look forward to supporting the Canadian Wheat Board, Canada Post and the CBC to operate efficient, open, and successful access programs to meet the interests of the public."

About Privasoft
Privasoft Corporation helps customers manage freedom of information and access to information processes by automating manual processes and standard tasks. For more than 15 years, Privasoft has been working with government and regulated industries to improve FOI and ATIP infrastructures for supporting freedom of information while protecting the privacy of personal information. Privasoft technology is the most widely established FOI-specific solution in the world, with thousands of licenses deployed globally. For more information about Privasoft, visit http://www.privasoft.com.

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