November 25, 2020

Cayman Islands Data Protection Law and Working Group announced

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Data Protection Law commencement date set, and Working Group appointed to develop subsequent regulations Upon the recommendation of the Hon. Attorney General the Cabinet has approved the reconstitution of the Data Protection Working Group tasked with developing draft Regulations by March 2018, as well as a proposed timeline of January 2019 for the Law to […]

ICO releases Hearing Decision 54 involving Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service

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In November 2016 an Applicant requested access to a workplace investigation report about her which was written in response to a complaint by an inmate. The matter was appealed to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). After an attempt was made to find an amicable resolution to the dispute, the matter was referred to the Acting […]

Cayman Islands Election Candidates invited to meet with Acting Information Commissioner

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The Acting Information Commissioner, Mr. Jan Liebaers, has issued an invitation to all candidates in the upcoming election to meet with him and/or members of his staff to discuss the principles and operation of the Freedom of Information Law (2015 Revision). In the letter, Mr. Liebaers said: “Freedom of Information (FOI) remains as current a […]

Cayman Islands ICO releases decision relating to HCCI medical qualifications

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Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) releases Hearing Decision 53 involving Health Regulatory Services In August 2015 an applicant requested access to the qualifications (degrees and diplomas) of the medical staff of the Health City Cayman Islands hospital. The records were held by the Department of Health Regulatory Services (HRS), but access was denied under section 23(1). HRS […]

Cayman Islands ICO rules to release CIAA records

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ICO releases Hearing Decision 50 involving records of the Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) In March 2015 an applicant requested access to records relating to an event dated 22 March 2015 involving two airplanes, which the Cayman Islands Airports Authority had investigated. The public authority withheld certain information under section 21(1)(b) (information concerning the commercial […]

Cayman Islands Acting Information Commissioner orders parts of two Tempura Documents to be disclosed

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ICO releases Hearing Decision 45 involving the Governor’s Office The Acting Information Commissioner, Mr. Jan Liebaers, issued Decision 45 concerning two records relating to Operation Tempura, held by the Governor’s Office. This case has a long history, going back to a request made on 8 February 2012 under the Freedom of Information Law 2007 for […]

Cayman Islands Freedom of Information Annual Statistics

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As part of the annual Right to Know Week events, the Information Commissioner’s Office has published the 2015 Annual Statistics Report on Freedom of Information. The Report is based on requests registered and tracked in the central FOI tracking system which is used by the majority of Information Managers (IMs) across the Public Sector, and […]

“Dark clouds on the FOI horizon” says Cayman Islands Information Commissioner

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Right To Know Week 2015 Statement by the Acting Information Commissioner, Mr. Jan Liebaers Reflections on Freedom of Information in the Cayman Islands On September 28th the Cayman Islands joins more than100 jurisdictions around the world in a celebration of the Right to Know. Thousands of people on all six continents use their access rights […]

Cayman Islands ICO rules against HRS and orders records to be disclosed

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ICO issues Decision 47 involving the Department of Health Regulatory Services (HRS) In December 2014 an Applicant made a request to the Department of Health Regulatory Services for records pertaining to three complaints made against him as a medical practitioner. The Department disclosed a number of related records, but withheld the actual complaints and associated […]

Cayman’s ICO overturns Governor’s office decision to withhold “Tempura” records – Full report

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Acting Information Commissioner, Jan Liebaers, in a written decision on 10th July has “overturn the decision of the Governor’s Office to withhold the requested records by virtue of section 20(1)(d)of the Freedom of Information Law 2007.   From ICO Hearing Decision FINDINGS AND DECISION Under section 43(1) of the Freedom of Information Law, 2007, I make the […]