The PATI Act gives requesters a right to have the Information Commissioner review any decision (or failure to decide) made by the head of the public authority on an internal review. Following an investigation, the Information Commissioner may issue a decision, which is legally enforceable in the same manner as an order of the Supreme Court. The Information Commissioner seeks to resolve or narrow issues between the parties when possible and consistent with the rights under the PATI Act.
The Information Commissioner’s Decisions are published below. Requesters are not identified.
If you wish to look at a public authority’s records that the Commissioner has ordered be disclosed, contact the public authority directly. You may refer to the public authority’s PATI request number and the Commissioner’s Decision. The ICO does not disclose public authorities’ records on their behalf, either during the Commissioner’s review or at the conclusion of her investigation.
Statistics of applications for review received, as of 30 September 2023
Applications pending validation
Closed: Resolved (settled)
*The ‘Closed: Decided’ category count does not match the number of decisions issued. Decision 14/2019 addressed two separate, but related, cases.
Any Decision under judicial review is marked below by “**”.
|Decision No||Public Authority||Description||Outcome||Date||PATI Acts/Sections|
|34/2023||Bermuda Police Service||Probation-related emails||For applicant||20 September 2023||s. 23(1), s. 4(1)(b)(vi)|
|33/2023||Bermuda Police Service||Failure to decide||For applicant||12 September 2023||s. 43(2)|
|32/2023||Ministry of Economy & Labour Headquarters||Non-anonymised Employment Tribunal decisions||For public authority||08 September 2023||s. 4(1)(a)|
|31/2023||Bermuda Gaming Commission||Prior PATI responses and disclosures||Partially upheld||31 August 2023||s. 21, s. 23, s. 24|
|30/2023||Bermuda Police Service||Failure to decide||For applicant||29 August 2023||s. 43(2)|
|29/2023||Department of Public Prosecutions||Failure to decide||For applicant||29 August 2023||s. 43(2)|
|28/2023||Customs Department||Failure to decide||For applicant||29 August 2023||s. 43(2)|
|27/2023||Bermuda Police Service||Failure to decide||For applicant||29 August 2023||s. 43(2)|
|26/2023||Ministry of Legal Affairs & Constitutional Reform Headquarters||Failure to decide||For applicant||29 August 2023||s. 43(2)|
|25/2023||Ministry of Legal Affairs & Constitutional Reform Headquarters||Failure to decide||For applicant||29 August 2023||s. 43(2)|
|24/2023||Ministry of Education Headquarters||Plan 2022 submissions||For public authority||21 August 2023||s. 16(1)(a)|
|23/2023||Office of the Tax Commissioner||Tax debt records||Partially upheld||17 August 2023||s. 21, s. 25(1)(a), s. 25(1)(b), s. 25(1)(c), s. 34(1)(c)|
|22/2023||Bermuda Police Service||Complaint records||For applicant||15 August 2023||s. 16(1)(e)|
|21/2023||Ministry of Finance Headquarters||Failure to decide||For applicant||01 August 2023||s. 43(2)|
|19 & 20/2023||Bermuda Police Service||Internal emails||Partially upheld||24 July 2023||s. 12(2)(b)|
|18/2023||Bermuda Police Service||Failure to decide||For applicant||24 July 2023||s. 43(2)|
|17/2023||Office of the Governor||Misconduct claims report||For authority||05 July 2023||s. 21, s. 30(1)(a)|
|16/2023||Ministry of Health Headquarters||Failure to decide||For applicant||03 July 2023||s. 43(2)|
|15/2023||Bermuda Police Service||Records related to reports of incidents at Clifton||For applicant||30 June 2023||s. 21, s. 23, s. 24, s. 38(1)|
|14/2023||Bermuda Police Service||Probation-related emails||For applicant||29 June 2023||s. 16(1)(a), s. 16(1)(e)|