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 June 2022
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|
|17/2022||Customs Department||Failure to decide||For applicant||06 June 2022||s. 43(2)|
|16/2022||Bermuda Police Service||Failure to decide||For applicant||19 May 2022||s. 43(2)|
|15/2022||Cabinet Office||Failure to decide||For applicant||18 May 2022||s. 43(2)|
|14/2022||Ministry of National Security Headquarters||Failure to decide||For applicant||11 May 2022||s. 43(2)|
|13/2022||Cabinet Office||Failure to decide||For applicant||10 May 2022||s. 43(2)|
|12/2022||Cabinet Office||Failure to decide||For applicant||09 May 2022||s. 43(2)|
|11/2022||Ministry of National Security Headquarters||Legal settlement payments||Partially upheld||28 April 2022||s. 16(1)(a), s. 3, s. 4|
|10/2022||Bermuda Police Service||Failure to decide||For applicant||20 April 2022||s. 43(2)|
|09/2022||Department of Public Prosecutions||Sexual offence statistical information||For public authority||31 March 2022||s. 47|
|08/2022||Bermuda Medical Council||Failure to decide||For applicant||24 March 2022||s. 43(2)|
|07/2022||Ministry of Finance Headquarters||Failure to decide||For applicant||22 March 2022||s. 43(2)|
|06/2022||Attorney General's Chambers||Legal costs records||For public authority||23 February 2022||s. 4|
|05/2022||Bermuda Police Service||Failure to decide||For applicant||17 February 2022||s. 43(2)|
|04/2022||Cabinet Office||Failure to decide||For applicant||28 January 2022||s. 43(2)|
|03/2022||Ministry of Health Headquarters||Failure to decide||For applicant||28 January 2022||s. 43(2)|
|02/2022||Bermuda Business Development Agency||Company records||Partially upheld||27 January 2022||s. 21, s. 23, s. 24, s. 26(1)(b)|
|01/2022||Ministry of Health Headquarters||Failure to decide||For applicant||26 January 2022||s. 43(2)|
|22/2021||Office of the Governor||Failure to decide||For applicant||31 December 2021||s. 43(2)|
|21/2021||Cabinet Office||Failure to decide||For applicant||31 December 2021||s. 43(2)|
|20/2021||Office of the Clerk of the Legislature||Complaint records||For public authority||24 December 2021||s. 21, s. 23, s. 24, s. 36(b), s. 4|