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Former Telus President Ian Mansfield Joins Datawitness Online Ltd. Board of Directors
May 17th 2006

Surrey, British Columbia – May 17, 2006 – Datawitness Online Ltd. is an innovator in the document authentication and archiving area providing digital immediacy and automated microfilming under the management of a trusted third party.

The Board of Directors of Datawitness Online Ltd. is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Mansfield as Chairman.

"I look forward to further assisting the Company to capitalize on its many opportunities," said Mr. Mansfield. "Datawitness is unique in the authentication and archiving space and its future is extremely promising." Mr. Mansfield served as an advisor prior to joining the Board.

"Both shareholders and management will benefit from Mr. Mansfield’s extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions and the technology field in general. We welcome his leadership," said CEO Jag Gillan.

About Ian Mansfield: Mr. Mansfield is presently a director on the board of Victoria-based ACD Systems International Inc. and the Burnaby Express Hockey Club. He retired from Telus Communications Inc. as President after a successful and diversified thirty-two year career. In the later part of his tenure at TELUS, he headed business development and acted as chief negotiator leading to the merger of BC Tel and Alberta-based TELUS. Mr. Mansfield has served as a director on the boards of Allstream (formerly AT&T Canada), and the Canadian Professional Golf Tour. He also served on the Orca Bay Advisory Council associated with the Vancouver Canucks. Other board experience includes the Vancouver/Whistler 2010 Bid Society,
Stentor Canadian Network Management, Stentor Resource Centre, Science World, BC Quality Council and BC TEL Properties.

About Datawitness Online Ltd.: Datawitness, located near Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada, provides online authentication and archiving solutions. Datawitness services enable businesses and governments to authenticate at source to mitigate future risk and liability. Datawitness also increases workflow efficiency by merging the immediacy of online document management, retrieval and viewing with offline microfilm archival integrity.

Developed with the assistance of the Eastman Kodak Company of Rochester, New York, Datawitness' web-based, patent-pending technology functions as a virtual notary service. Datawitness clients can authenticate and archive documents, and sign and send agreements and business documents for electronic signature via the Internet. The Datawitness system automatically timestamps, secures and stores in a database all digital documents or communications and preserves them in duplicate microfilm archives. The records are impervious to electronic attack and provide an irrefutable 3rd-party evidentiary audit trail.

The microfilm used for archiving is certified stable for 500 years by Kodak. The microfilm archiving process employed by Datawitness meets the requirements of the Canadian General Standards Board standard for Electronic Records as Documentary Evidence and maximizes the admissibility of archived records in court proceedings. Datawitness services are available to the public at or to registered customers of BC OnLine at

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