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ICO Decisions On RA & Government House

ICO Decisions On RA & Government House

The Information Commissioner issued two decisions regarding the Regulatory Authority and Government House. A spokesperson said, “Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez issued Decision 06/2020, Regulatory Authority, on 24 July 2020, which considered an internal review decision by the Regulatory Authority [Authority] of a Public Access to... Read more of this article

Information Commissioner’s ‘Monthly Roundup’

Information Commissioner’s ‘Monthly Roundup’

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 June issue of our Monthly Roundup! The ICO is an independent public office that promotes and enforces the use of the Public Access to Information [PATI] Act 2010 in Bermuda. “June... Read more of this article

ICO Decision On Human Rights Commission

ICO Decision On Human Rights Commission

The Information Commissioner issued Decision 05/2020 in regards to the Human Rights Commission. A spokesperson said, “The Information Commissioner issued her fifth decision in 2020 on 30 June 2020. In Decision 05/2020, Human Rights Commission, the Information Commissioner considered a refusal by the Human Rights Commission [HRC] of a Public Access... Read more of this article

ICO Decision: Request Filed With Cabinet Office

ICO Decision: Request Filed With Cabinet Office

Acting Information Commissioner Answer Styannes issued Decision 04/2020, which relates to a request to the Cabinet Office  concerning the four Uighur men who arrived in Bermuda in June 2009. A spokesperson said, “Acting Information Commissioner Answer Styannes issued Decision 04/2020, Cabinet Office, on Thursday, 28 May 2020. “Decision... Read more of this article

Information Commissioner’s 2019 Annual Report

Information Commissioner’s 2019 Annual Report

The Information Commissioner’s Office Annual Report 2019 has been released, highlighting the operation of the Public Access to Information [PATI]. A spokesperson said, “The Information Commissioner’s 2019 Annual Report is now available to the public, after being tabled in both Houses of the Legislature. This Report presents statistics on the... Read more of this article

ICO On Access To Info During National Crisis

ICO On Access To Info During National Crisis

“During this crisis, future access to public information and record keeping may not be at the forefront for leadership. Appropriately, their critical focus is on the immediate safety and health of Bermuda,” Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez said, adding that “senior leadership must ensure that public authorities create, retain and... Read more of this article

Information Commissioner’s ‘Monthly Roundup’

Information Commissioner’s ‘Monthly Roundup’

The Information Commissioner’s Office [ICO] has released the first edition of its ‘Monthly Roundup’ for 2020. The issue includes information on recent ICO decisions, case statistics, the ICO’s quarterly briefing, and more. The ICO said, “The Information Commissioner’s Office welcomes you to our first issue of our Monthly Roundup... Read more of this article

ICO Issues The First Three Decisions Of 2020

ICO Issues The First Three Decisions Of 2020

Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez has issued the first three decisions of 2020 regarding the Department of Human Resources, Department of Health, and Ministry of Education Headquarters.Decision 01/2020, Department of Human Resources [PDF] Decision 02/2020, Department of Health [PDF] Decision 03/2020, Ministry of Education Headquarters [PDF]A... Read more of this article

Govt Release Public Access To Information Code

Govt Release Public Access To Information Code

The Government of Bermuda has released the Public Access to Information: Administrative Code of Practice for Public Authorities [the Code]. A government spokesperson said, “The Government of Bermuda is pleased to release the Public Access to Information: Administrative Code of Practice for Public Authorities [the Code] to serve as a practical... Read more of this article

ICO Moves To Remote Work Environment

ICO Moves To Remote Work Environment

In light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Information Commissioner’s Office has moved to a remote work environment. A spokesperson said, “On 17 March 2020, the Information Commissioner’s Office [ICO] moved to a remote work environment and continues to offer services to the public and other stakeholders. Information Commissioner Gitanjali... Read more of this article

Information Commissioner Issues Six Decisions

Information Commissioner Issues Six Decisions

Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez has issued six decisions regarding the Ministry of Health Headquarters, Department of Child and Family Services, Bermuda Police Service, and Ministry of Finance Headquarters.Decision 30/2019, Ministry of Health Headquarters [PDF] Decision 31/2019, Ministry of Health Headquarters [PDF] Decision 32/2019,... Read more of this article

PATI: ICO Decision On Health Council & BDA

PATI: ICO Decision On Health Council & BDA

Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez issued Decision 27/2019 and Decision 28/2019 relating to the Bermuda Health Council and the Bermuda Business Development Agency [BDA], respectively.Decision 27/2019, Bermuda Health Council [PDF] Decision 28/2019, Bermuda Business Development Agency [PDF]A spokesperson said, “On 25 November 2019, Information... Read more of this article

ICO Decision On Ministry Of Education HQ

ICO Decision On Ministry Of Education HQ

Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez issued Decision 26/2019, which concerns the search conducted by the Ministry of Education Headquarters in its original handling of a request under the PATI Act. A spokesperson said, “On 8 November 2019, Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez issued Decision 26/2019 Ministry of Education Headquarters.... Read more of this article