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Information Commissioner’s ‘Monthly Roundup’

Information Commissioner’s ‘Monthly Roundup’

The Information Commissioner’s Office released the latest edition of their “Monthly Roundup”. The ICO said, “The Information Commissioner’s Office [ICO] welcomes you to the May 2019 issue of our Monthly Roundup! The ICO is an independent, public office that promotes and oversees the use of the Public Access to Information [PATI] Act 2010... Read more of this article

ICO Office Decisions On BMA & AG Chambers

ICO Office Decisions On BMA & AG Chambers

The Information Commissioner issued two decisions regarding the Bermuda Monetary Authority [BMA] and the Attorney General’s Chambers. A spokesperson said, “On 29 May 2019, Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez issued two decisions. In Decision 12/2019, Bermuda Monetary Authority [BMA], the Information Commissioner has upheld the denial of... Read more of this article

Information Commissioner Issues Decisions

Information Commissioner Issues Decisions

The Information Commissioner issued three decisions regarding the Department of Public Lands and Buildings, Department of Corrections, and the Department of Child and Family Services. A spokesperson said, “On 27 May 2019, Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez issued three decisions. In Decision 09/2019, the Information Commissioner has ordered... Read more of this article

ICO Decision On Police Complaints Authority

ICO Decision On Police Complaints Authority

The Information Commissioner issued a decision regarding the Police Complaints Authority’s “failure to issue an internal review decision within the statutory timeframes” under the PATI Act. A spokesperson said, “On 1 April 2019, Acting Information Commissioner Edith Farquharson issued Decision Notice 08/2019. This decision concerns the... Read more of this article

Information Commissioner’s ‘Monthly Roundup’

Information Commissioner’s ‘Monthly Roundup’

The Information Commissioner’s Office released the latest edition of their “Monthly Roundup”, which they said “benefits anyone who would like to learn more about the work of the Information Commissioner’s Office, including Information Officers, Heads of Public Authorities, members of the public who use the PATI Act, members of the legal... Read more of this article

Information Commissioner’s 2018 Annual Report

Information Commissioner’s 2018 Annual Report

The Information Commissioner’s Office Annual Report 2018 has been released, highlighting the operation of the Public Access to Information [PATI]. The statement released with the report said, “Information Commissioner Gitanjali S. Gutierrez’s Annual Report 2018 on the operation of the Public Access to Information [PATI] Act 2010 has been tabled... Read more of this article

ICO Decision: Request To Dept Of Corrections

ICO Decision: Request To Dept Of Corrections

Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez issued a decision regarding a PATI request made to the Department of Corrections. The Information Commissioner’s Office said, “On 28 February 2019, Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez issued Decision 07/2019. This decision concerns the Department of Corrections’ failure to issue an internal... Read more of this article

ICO Decision: Request To Judicial Department

ICO Decision: Request To Judicial Department

Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez issued a Decision regarding the Judicial Department, with the ICO office not requiring the Judicial Department to take any further action in response to the request. A spokesperson said, “On 27 February 2019, Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez issued Decision 06/2019. This decision addresses... Read more of this article

Gutierrez To Speak At SGPC General Meeting

Gutierrez To Speak At SGPC General Meeting

Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez will be the guest speaker at the St. George’s Parish Council’s Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, 20 February 2019 at 6:30pm at the St. George’s Community Centre.A spokesperson said, “Information Commissioner Gutierrez will be discussing the public’s right to know under the Public Access... Read more of this article

Decision On Hospital Response To PATI Request

Decision On Hospital Response To PATI Request

Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez has issued her latest decision, this one related to searches for records held by the Bermuda Hospitals Board following a PATI request. The ICO office said, “This decision concerns the reasonableness of a search conducted by the Bermuda Hospitals Board in response to a PATI request related to the number... Read more of this article

Govt House ‘Complied In Part & Failed In Part’

Govt House ‘Complied In Part & Failed In Part’

The Information Commissioner issued her latest decision related to a request to Government House for records relating to the recruitment and appointment of the Director of Public Prosecutions in 2013 and 2015, a time frame that Rory Field served as the DPP. The Information Commissioner found that “Government House complied in part, and failed... Read more of this article

ICO Decision On Payroll & Pension Records

ICO Decision On Payroll & Pension Records

Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez issued a Decision regarding the Accountant General’s handling of a PATI request for payroll and pension records from 1978 to 1981 related to the requester’s employment with the Government. The Information Commissioner’s Office said, “On 11 January 2019, Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez... Read more of this article

ICO Decision On PATI Request On Airport Letter

ICO Decision On PATI Request On Airport Letter

Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez issued Decision 13/2018 in relation to a PATI request concerning the airport redevelopment agreement. The Information Commissioner’s Office said, “On 31 December 2018, Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez issued Decision 13/2018, partially upholding the decision of the Ministry of Finance... Read more of this article