Commissioner Invites Public To Attend Webinar

November 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

The next session in the series of free public webinars hosted by the International Conference of Information Commissioners [ICIC] will be on Wednesday [Nov 24] at 11.00am.

A spokesperson said, “Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez wishes to advise all Bermudians and residents that the next session in the series of free public webinars hosted by the International Conference of Information Commissioners [ICIC] will be on Wednesday, 24 November 2021 at 11:00am AT.

“The topic is interplay between data protection and access to information. This session is part of a series of free open webinars available to all members of the public as online webinars, streaming live on the ICIC’s YouTube Channel.”

Commissioner Gutierrez states, “Bermudians and residents have benefited from the rights under the PATI Act to access public information since 2015. With the Personal Information Protection Act, or PIPA, expected to go into effect, hopefully, in the near future, the relationship between data protection and access to information will be in the forefront.

“This month’s ICIC webinar offers both the public and public authorities an opportunity to learn about these issues in an international context and consider what the future may bring in Bermuda.”

A spokesperson added, “The overall theme for this series of webinars is Access to Information for a Changing World – Using Technology to Promote Inclusion. Each session brings together experts and professionals from around the world to discuss specific themes around transparency and access to information.”

The ICIC’s webpage states that “The webinars aim to provide participants with dialogue and reflection on some of the most important topics related to the right of access to information. It will be marked by appreciating the diversity of opinions and points of view, with representatives from academia, the public sector and the private sector. More than offering unilaterally the transmission of information or knowledge, the event will seek to encourage dialogue, discussion and the development of critical reasoning, being free and open to all and all those interested in the proposed themes.”

“The recording of this session, as well as prior and the remaining sessions for 2021, will be available on the ICIC’s YouTube Channel. The free webinars are offered on the last Wednesday of every month. The full schedule of webinars for 2021 and viewing details are available on www.informationcommissioners.org.”

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