This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Official Information request 'Information about surveillance and tracking systems'.
5th NOVEMBER, 2014  
Hewlett-Packard (HP) requests exemption from the public release of HP user guides and training 
materials on the basis that these materials are proprietary and business confidential property, the 
release of which would unreasonably disadvantage HP.  
HP 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 disclosure of the HP User guides and training materials would prejudice the commercial 
interests of HP by revealing sensitive, proprietary and competition-sensitive information about the 
HP software and the underlying architecture and operation of the HP software platform.