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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

New ICO Requirement For Contracts Over $50K

New ICO Requirement For Contracts Over $50K

Only 11% of public authorities have gazetted contracts with a value over $50,000 and while some public authorities do not have contracts at this amount, this still reflects fewer contracts than should have been gazetted, and so the ICO will require each public authority to report whether it made this information available to the public. The Information... Read more of this article

ICO Decision On PATI & Police Association

ICO Decision On PATI & Police Association

Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez has upheld the decision of the Police Service that it did not have to transfer a PATI request for meeting minutes to the Police Association, as the Police Association “is not owned or controlled by the Government, and does not receive funding from the government.” However, the Information Commissioner... Read more of this article

ICO Celebrates International Right To Know Day

ICO Celebrates International Right To Know Day

Today [Sept 28], the Information Commissioner’s Office of Bermuda celebrates International Right to Know Day with over 120 other counties with public access to information laws. A spokesperson said, “International Right to Know Day was established on 28 September 2002 by campaigners from around the world to mark the creation of the Freedom of Information... Read more of this article

47% Of 136 PATI Requests Granted Last Year

47% Of 136 PATI Requests Granted Last Year

In 2017, public authorities reported receiving 136 new PATI requests and they granted access to all or parts of the records in 47% of those requests. This is according to the Information Commissioner’s Office Annual Report 2017 on the operation of the Public Access to Information [PATI], which has been tabled in both Houses of Parliament and is now... Read more of this article

Information Commissioner’s PATI 2016 Report

Information Commissioner’s PATI 2016 Report

The Information Commissioner’s Office Annual Report 2016 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 2016 on the operation of the Public Access to Information [PATI] Act has been tabled... Read more of this article

ICO Annuls Immigration Board PATI Decision

ICO Annuls Immigration Board PATI Decision

Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez has annulled a decision by the Board of Immigration in reference to a PATI request, with the decision requiring them to issue a new initial decision to the Applicant’s PATI request. “Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez issued Decision 04/2018, which annulled a decision by the Board of Immigration... Read more of this article

PATI: ICO Annuls Health Department’s Decision

PATI: ICO Annuls Health Department’s Decision

On April 30th, Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez issued Decision 03/2018, which “annulled a decision by the Department of Health to administratively deny access to day care centres and child care providers records” under the PATI Act. “The Information Commissioner ordered the Department to process the request and issue... Read more of this article

Information Commissioner Issues Decision

Information Commissioner Issues Decision

The Information Commissioner has ruled on a matter involving  a decision by the Department of Human Resources to withhold the requester’s personnel records sought under the PATI Act. A statement from the ICO office said, “On 28 February 2018, Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez issued Decision 02/2018, which reversed a decision by... Read more of this article

ICO Ruling Impacts BTA’s Salary Disclosures

ICO Ruling Impacts BTA’s Salary Disclosures

[Updated] Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez has issued Decision 01/2018, which “reversed a decision by the Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] to withhold the entire record” in response to a request made under the PATI Act for records related to employee compensation. “The Information Commissioner ordered disclosure of information... Read more of this article