Information Commissioner’s ‘Monthly Roundup’

October 27, 2021

The Information Commissioner’s Office [ICO] has released the latest edition of their ‘Monthly Roundup.’

The ICO said, “The Information Commissioner’s Office [ICO] welcomes you to the September 2021 issue of our Monthly Roundup. The ICO is an independent public office that promotes and enforces 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 request access to 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 seek enforcement of these rights. The institution of the Information Commissioner in Bermuda is a key part of the framework safeguarding PATI rights.

“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.

“In this issue, we take a closer look at the Information Commissioner’s recently issued decisions. Check out the Investigator’s Insight topic as we discuss eliminating unwanted secrecy through PATI. We also highlight our 2021 Right to Know Week initiatives, which included the Commissioner’s first ever virtual International Right to Know Day Declaration.“

The full ICO September 2021 Monthly Roundup follows below [PDF here]:

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