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ICO Decision On Department Of Immigration

ICO Decision On Department Of Immigration

Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez issued Decision 03/2021 in regards to the Department of Immigration. A spokesperson said, “On 19 March 2021, Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez issued Decision 03/2021, Department of Immigration. The Information Commissioner found the Department did not respond to the Applicant’s request for... Read more of this article

Information Commissioner’s 2020 Annual Report

Information Commissioner’s 2020 Annual Report

The Information Commissioner’s Office Annual Report 2020 has been released, highlighting the operation of the Public Access to Information [PATI]. A spokesperson said, “The Information Commissioner’s 2020 Annual Report is now available to the public, after being tabled in both Houses of the Legislature. This Report presents statistics on the number... Read more of this article

Information Commissioner’s ‘Monthly Roundup’

Information Commissioner’s ‘Monthly Roundup’

The Information Commissioner’s Office [ICO] released the latest edition of their ‘Monthly Roundup.’ The ICO said, “Information is constantly flowing throughout our communities. Whether it’s printed, spoken or digital the right information, in the right place, at the right time can be lifesaving or life changing. Sometimes the information is... Read more of this article

ICO Decision On Savvy Entertainment Info

ICO Decision On Savvy Entertainment Info

After an applicant asked the Cabinet Office for records relating to Savvy Entertainment, the Information Commissioner has issued a decision that “finds that the Cabinet Office failed to decide the Applicant’s request for an internal review within the statutory timeframe” and the Information Commissioner has “ordered the Cabinet Office... Read more of this article

Judicial Review Of AG’s Challenge About Records

Judicial Review Of AG’s Challenge About Records

The Supreme Court granted leave for a judicial review application filed by the Attorney-General against the Information Commissioner, which will consider the Attorney-General’s challenge to two summonses issued by the Information Commissioner about records relating to the agreement between the Ministry of Health and the two medical clinics owned... Read more of this article

ICO Decision On Public Lands & Buildings Dept

ICO Decision On Public Lands & Buildings Dept

Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez issued her first decision for 2021 which was in regards to the Department of Public Lands and Buildings. A spokesperson said, “Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez issued her first decision for 2021 on 25 January 2021: Decision 01/2021, Department of Public Lands and Buildings [Department]. The... Read more of this article

ICO Decision: PATI Request To Legislature Office

ICO Decision: PATI Request To Legislature Office

Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez issued a decision which addressed the parliamentary privilege exemption for the first time, with the decision considering an internal review in response to a PATI request asking for records relating to the work of the Parliamentary Joint Select Committee on the December 2nd, 2016 incident at the House of... Read more of this article

ICO Working Remotely Until January 2021

ICO Working Remotely Until January 2021

The Information Commissioner’s Office will be working remotely starting today [Dec 21] until January 4th, 2021. A spokesperson said, “The Information Commissioner’s Office is working remotely beginning today, Monday, 21 December 2020, until Monday, January 4th, 2021. “During this time, the public and public authorities may reach the... Read more of this article

Information Commissioner Issues Two Decisions

Information Commissioner Issues Two Decisions

Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez issued Decision15/2020 in regards to the Bermuda Monetary Authority [BMA], and Bermuda Police Service, and Decision 16/2020 in regards to the Department of Public Lands and Buildings.Decision 15/2020, Bermuda Police Service [PDF] Decision 16/2020, Department Of Public Lands And Buildings [PDF]A spokesperson... Read more of this article

ICO Decision On Cannabis Records Request

ICO Decision On Cannabis Records Request

Information Commissioner Gutierrez issued Decision 14/2020 which annulled the Ministry of Health’s decision which “administratively denied” a PATI request about correspondence about cannabis law or policy as “frivolous or vexatious.” A spokesperson said, “Information Commissioner Gutierrez issued Decision 14/2020,... Read more of this article

Information Commissioner’s Award Recipients

Information Commissioner’s Award Recipients

James Needham of the Land Valuation Department and Debora Goins-Francis of the Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] received the 2020 Information Commissioner’s Award for Information Officers. A spokesperson said, “Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez formally announced the recipients of the 2020 Information Commissioner’s Award for Information... Read more of this article

ICO Launches “I Want to Know” Video Series

ICO Launches “I Want to Know” Video Series

The Information Commissioner’s Office’s [ICO] is releasing a public awareness video series titled ‘I Want to Know!’ A spokesperson said, “Acting Information Commissioner Answer Styannes announces the release of the Information Commissioner’s Office’s ‘I Want to Know!’ public awareness video series. “The ICO’s videos... Read more of this article

ICO Celebrates International Right To Know Day

ICO Celebrates International Right To Know Day

As part of the Information Commissioner’s Office commemoration of International Right To Know Day, the Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez delivered her 2020 International Right to Know Day Declaration at the City Hall. A spokesperson said, “On 28 September 2020, the Information Commissioner Gitanjali S. Gutierrez delivered her 2020... Read more of this article