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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

ICO Decision On Health Department/PATI

ICO Decision On Health Department/PATI

Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez issued Decision 14/2019, which “concerns the Department of Health’s failure to issue an internal review decision within the statutory timeframes under the Public Access to Information [PATI] Act 2010.” “In Decision 14/2019, the requester sought records related to day care centres and child... 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”. 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