VIDSYS REQUEST FOR NON-DISCLOSURE OF VIDSYS TRAINING MATERIALS
NOVEMBER 4, 2014
VidSys respectfully requests exemption from the public release of VidSys training materials on the basis
that these materials are proprietary and business confidential property, the release of which would
unreasonably disadvantage VidSys and potentially expose VidSys customers globally to security risk
associated with malicious attacks and release of confidential and proprietary data.
VidSys requests that this exemption be granted on the basis of compliance with New Zealand
Legislation, Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987, where, under Section 7
(2)(b), withholding certain information is appropriate where disclosure of such information:
(i): would disclose a trade secret.
(ii): would be likely unreasonable to prejudice the commercial position of the person
who supplied or is the subject of the information.
The VidSys training materials contain numerous VidSys trade secrets. The disclosure of these materials
would prejudice the commercial interests of VidSys by revealing sensitive, proprietary and competition-
sensitive information about the VidSys software itself and the underlying architecture and operation of
the VidSys software platform. Moreover, because the VidSys software platform is a commercial off-the-
shelf platform that is provided to sensitive government and corporate customers globally, VidSys
concludes that the release of such materials into the public domain could compromise not only the
appropriate security of the Auckland VidSys deployment. Such information might also be used to
compromise security-sensitive operational protocols and undermine the privacy of video and other such
data for many other customers other than Auckland Transport.