Use of gratis and paid Facebook Corporation services by NZ gov't entities

Dave Lane made this Official Information request to Department of Internal Affairs

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From: Dave Lane

Dear Department of Internal Affairs,

I would like to understand the relationship between *all* NZ government departments, agencies, local gov't, and gov't owned entities (e.g. CRIs, Universities) and the Facebook Corporation.

I would like to be made aware of contractual relationships between those NZ gov't entities, and the detailed cost of engagement, per business unit (where the contractual relationship involves payment) for each of the past 3 years. If the contractual obligation does not involve an exchange of funds (e.g. a gratis service that nonetheless requires the NZ gov't entities using it to accept Facebook's terms and conditions), I would also like to be made aware of that.

If you are only able to provide that information for a sub-set of the gov't entities I described, then please provide it just for those entities. If you are able to advise me as to whom I should address further enquiries to get a complete picture of NZ commitment to, and taxpayer resources paying the Facebook Corporation, I would like that information, too, please.

Dave Lane

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Kia ora Dave,


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January 2018. 


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