Information Commissioner’s ‘Monthly Roundup’

June 7, 2019

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 in Bermuda.

“Section 12[1] of the PATI Act gives Bermudians and residents of Bermuda the legal right to access records held by public authorities, unless the PATI Act allows a public authority to withhold access to that record. PATI requesters are empowered under the Act to pursue and enforce these rights. The institution of the Information Commissioner in Bermuda is key to safeguarding this statutory framework.

“In Bermuda, public access to information community stakeholders include information officers, heads of public authorities, requesters, the public, as well as many other local special interest groups.

“The ICO is guided by its core values: Independence, Integrity and Fairness. We hope that the information in our Roundups reinforces the benefits of the PATI Act for Bermuda, increases the public’s understanding of how to use their legal rights under the PATI Act, provides guidance to public authorities about their responsibilities under the PATI Act, and builds confidence in the ICO’s role in safeguarding these rights and responsibilities.”

The full ICO May 2019 Monthly Roundup follows below [PDF here]

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