ICO Decision On Ministry Of Finance

March 29, 2022

The Information Commissioner has issued a decision relating to the Ministry of Finance’s correspondence with Gencom.

A spokesperson said, “The Applicant had submitted a public access to information request [PATI request] to the Ministry Headquarters seeking records relating to the Minister of Finance’s correspondence with Gencom, its subsidiaries and specific individuals within a certain time period.



“The Information Commissioner found that the Ministry Headquarters did not issue an internal review decision to the Applicant within the 6-week timeline set out in the PATI Act. As a result, the Information Commissioner has ordered the Ministry Headquarters to comply with the requirement to issue an internal review decision on the PATI request on or before Tuesday, 19 April 2022.

“In addition, the Information Commissioner recommends that the Ministry Headquarters seek training and support to improve the administration of its PATI responsibilities and its capacity to uphold Bermudians and residents’ right to request access to records held by the Ministry Headquarters.“

The full version of Decision 07/2022 follows below [PDF here]:

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