ICO Office Decisions On BMA & AG Chambers

June 6, 2019

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 public access to the registry of beneficial ownership.

“The Information Commissioner has agreed with the BMA that the exemption in section 37 of the Public Access to Information [PATI] Act 2010 applies because disclosure of the records is prohibited by other legislation, namely section 31[1] of the Bermuda Monetary Authority Act 1969.

“In Decision 13/2019, Attorney General’s Chambers, the Information Commissioner has found that the Attorney General’s Chambers failed to issue an internal review decision within the statutory timeframes.

“The requester sought records related to the costs associated with the Court of Appeal case concerning same-sex marriage. The Information Commissioner ordered the Attorney General’s Chambers to comply with the requirement to issue an internal review decision.”

Full versions of Decisions 12/2019 and 13/2019 can be accessed online at www.ico.bm.

The full Information Commissioner’s Decision 12/2019 follows below [PDF here]:

The full Information Commissioner’s Decision 13/2019 follows below [PDF here]:

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