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The Information Commissioner
Information Commissioner Contact
- Information Commissioner
- Mrs. Jennifer Dilbert, MBE, JP
- Address: (Location)
- 2nd Floor, Elizabethan Square, Bldg. D
George Town, Grand Cayman
- Mailing Address
- P.O. Box 1375,
Grand Cayman KY1-1108
- (345) 747-5402
- (345) 949-2026
- Open to the public: 9:30 — 4:00
The overall purpose of the Information Commissioner is
- To provide independent oversight of the implementation of the Freedom of Information Law and subsequent regulations.
- To serve as an independent appellate body to investigate complaints and appeals lodged under FOI legislation.
- To promote general awareness of the FOI law and the public's rights under it.
The Information Commissioner is responsible for
- Hearing, investigating and ruling on appeals filed under the FOI Law.
- Monitoring and reporting on compliance by public authorities with their obligations under the FOI Law.
- Making recommendations for reform both of a general nature and directed at specific public bodies.
- Referring cases where it appears that a criminal offence has been committed to the appropriate authorities.
- Publicising the requirements of the FOI Law and the rights of individuals under it.
- Order the publishing of information, changes in practices of record-keeping and provision of training.
- Compel witnesses or production of evidence, and/or inspect records in order to reach a decision.
- Refer a matter to the court to find that a public authority has acted in contempt of court if his/her decision has not been followed.
- Can make any decision that could be made on the original application.
- Can refer matters to a disciplinary authority.
- Can order the publishing of information, change in practices of record-keeping, provision of training and/or disciplinary authority.
- In coming to a decision may compel witnesses or production of evidence and/or inspect records.
- Has his/her decision subject to judicial review by the Courts.
- May refer a matter to the Court to find that a public authority has acted in contempt of court if his/her decision has not been followed
Last Updated: 2011-10-06