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ICO Decision On Ministry Of Education HQ

ICO Decision On Ministry Of Education HQ

Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez issued Decision 26/2019, which concerns the search conducted by the Ministry of Education Headquarters in its original handling of a request under the PATI Act. A spokesperson said, “On 8 November 2019, Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez issued Decision 26/2019 Ministry of Education Headquarters.... Read more of this article

Information Commissioner Issues Decisions

Information Commissioner Issues Decisions

Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez has issued four decisions: Decision 22/2019 Ministry of National Security, Decision 23/2019 Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, Decision 24/2019 Bermuda Hospitals Board, and Decision 25/2019 Bermuda Police Service.Decision 22/2019, Ministry of National Security [PDF] Decision 23/2019, Criminal Injuries... Read more of this article

Information Commissioner’s Award Recipients

Information Commissioner’s Award Recipients

Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez formally announced the recipients of the Information Commissioner’s Award 2019 for Information Officers. A spokesperson said, “Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez formally announced the recipients of the Information Commissioner’s Award 2019 for Information Officers. This is the first year... Read more of this article

ICO’s PATI Act Public Panel Discussion On Oct 2

ICO’s PATI Act Public Panel Discussion On Oct 2

The Information Commissioner’s Office [ICO] encourages the public to come out to the ICO’s free public Panel Discussion entitled “I Want to Know!”tomorrow [Oct 2] from 6.00pm to 7.30pm at Bermuda National Gallery.A spokesperson said, “The Information Commissioner’s Office [ICO] encourages the public to come out to the ICO’s free... Read more of this article

Video: ICO Conversation With Alex Scott

Video: ICO Conversation With Alex Scott

The Information Commissioner’s Office [ICO] has released a video for Right to Know Week 2019 titled ‘Public Access to Information: A Conversation with Former Premier Alex Scott,’ providing insight on the purpose and future of the PATI Act. A spokesperson said, “Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez sat down with former Premier... Read more of this article

Information Commissioner’s Right To Know Day

Information Commissioner’s Right To Know Day

Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez delivered her Declaration for International Right to Know Day this morning [Sept 23] at City Hall to launch Right to Know Week in Bermuda. A spokesperson said, “International Right to Know Day was established on 28th September 2002, by campaigners around the world to mark the creation of the Freedom of... Read more of this article

ICO Decision: Request For Sandys 360 Records

ICO Decision: Request For Sandys 360 Records

On 25 July 2019, Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez issued Decision 20/2019, which addresses whether the Accountant General’s Department correctly transferred a request under the Public Access to Information [PATI] Act 2010 to the Ministry of Finance Headquarters.“The Applicant sought a complete list of payments made to Sandys 360... Read more of this article

ICO Decision On Department Of Internal Audit

ICO Decision On Department Of Internal Audit

The Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez issued a decision regarding the Department of Internal Audit that the Public Access to Information [PATI] Act 2010 did not apply to the requested record. A spokesperson said, “On 19 July 2019, Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez issued Decision 19/2019, affirming the decision by the Department... Read more of this article

Premier: Framework For Management Of PATI

Premier: Framework For Management Of PATI

[Updated with audio] Managing requests made under the PATI Act “has begun to stretch the administrative capacity of the Information Officers,” Premier David Burt said, explaining that one request alone took 400 hours to fulfill, with the Premier saying he has “invited the leadership of the Public Service to examine a means by which... Read more of this article

ICO Responds To PATI Amendment Bill 2019

ICO Responds To PATI Amendment Bill 2019

“It is the Information Commissioner’s view that records related to the financial and economic interests of Bermuda are already adequately protected under existing exemptions under the PATI Act,” the ICO Office said. The ICO office said, “The Information Commissioner is aware that the Public Access to Information [PATI] Amendment... Read more of this article

Information Commissioner Issues Decisions

Information Commissioner Issues Decisions

The Information Commissioner issued three decisions regarding the Ministry of Legal Affairs Headquarters, Ministry of Finance Headquarters, and the Department of Immigration. A spokesperson said, “On 26 June 2019, Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez issued Decision 16/2019 and Decision 17/2019 relating to the Ministry of Legal Affairs Headquarters... Read more of this article

PATI Obligation: Publish $50K+ Contract Details

PATI Obligation: Publish $50K+ Contract Details

The Information Commissioner’s Office [ICO] said they are “aware of recent debate in both Houses of the Legislature during the past month concerning the obligations to make public the details of various contracts payments.” A spokesperson said, “Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez clarified today that on 1 April 2015 the... Read more of this article

ICO Decision On Ministry Of National Security

ICO Decision On Ministry Of National Security

The Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez issued a decision regarding an “internal review decision by the Ministry of National Security to deny a request under the Public Access to Information [PATI] Act 2010 on the grounds that the record did not exist. “In Decision 15/2019, the requester sought email records of the former Permanent... Read more of this article