January 26, 2021

Cayman Islands Ombudsman issues Hearing Decision 70 involving the Ministry of Health, Environment, Culture & Housing

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An Applicant requested details of any payment/settlement with the Director of Environmental Health in relation to his resignation/retirement from the civil service, including salary, pension, healthcare and any other financial settlement. The Ombudsman agreed with the Applicant that the requested record involves the expenditure of public funds and that there is a legitimate public interest […]

Cayman Islands Ombudsman releases DP Fact Sheet & GDPR

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From The Office of the Ombudsman The Ombudsman publishes “Data Protection Fact Sheet – Ten steps to take now”, and provides information on the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) The Cayman Islands’ Data Protection Law (DPL) will come into effect in January 2019. The DPL is compatible with data protection rules in the European […]

The Editor Speaks: An apology?

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One of our main stories published today is headlined “Cayman Islands Ombudsman recommends Government Ministry to apologize”. Excuse me? A government department to apologize? That’s asking for the moon. The article centres around someone (a woman) who “ was not satisfied with the Ministry’s response to her original request for information on stamp duty abatements. […]

Cayman Islands Ombudsman recommends Government Ministry to apologize

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Office of the Ombudsman Press Release – Hearing Decision 60 involving the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development The Ombudsman’s Office has released Decision 60 in regards to an FOI request involving the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development. Th press release follows: The Applicant was not satisfied with the Ministry’s response to her original […]