Past ICO Events

See below for a list of past education and awareness events.  Please email our office at for any further information.

Mar 07, 2019

March 2019 Information Commissioner's Briefing

During these quarterly briefings, Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez will discuss helpful learning lessons for public authorities from recent decisions and ICO resolutions.  

Topics for this session will include application of the personal information exemption.

Mar 15, 2017

March 13, 2017

Workplace Institute Investigations Training

The Information Commissioner's Office is pleased to share with public authorities the opportunity for an Investigations Training conducted by Gareth Jones of the Workplace Institute. This certified course is designed for anyone who conducts or supervises investigations or fact-finding of any kind. For further details about the training, please contact the ICO at or at 294-9181.

Kindly note that registration for this training is limited to staff and volunteers of public authorities.

Feb 07, 2017

5:30 - 6:30 pm

St. David's Primary PTA

As part of the St. David's Primary PTA meeting, the Information Commissioner will provide an overview of the new rights under the PATI Act, how to make a PATI request, and how the PATI Act may be useful for parents advocating for their children and schools.

Pizza will be provided for the children.

Location: St. David's Primary School, 2 Cashew City Road, St. David's

Feb 02, 2017

08:30 - 10:00 AM

How the PATI Act Can Affect Your Business

Does your business hold public sector contracts? Are you thinking of bidding on a public sector tender? Do you need to apply for a business license or does a regulatory authority have information about your business?

Any of these activities may be affected by the PATI Act. Join Information Commissioner Gitanjali S. Gutierrez to learn more about the PATI Act and how to navigate its impact. The Public Access to Information (PATI) Act creates a general right to access records held by public authorities, including paper documents, photos, emails, electronic files and more.

The PATI Act can offer an opportunity to get helpful information about procurement criteria, decisions, and past or existing contracts. Some of your business information that is held by public authorities may also be subject to disclosure in response to a PATI request.

Location: Chamber of Commerce, 1 Point Pleasant Road, Hamilton

This morning event is offered free through the Information Commissioner's Office. A light breakfast will be served. RSVP's are required.

Jan 18, 2017

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

The PATI Act: New Tools for Non-Profit Advocacy

This 3-part series offered by the Information Commissioner's Office explains what information is accessible through the PATI Act, how advocates can obtain that information, and ways you might use that information to strengthen your work.


January 18th 

Part 1 will provided a basic overview of the PATI Act and the new rights it created to access information and records.

January 25th 

Part 2 will discuss the details of making an effective PATI request.  We will also discuss the right to seek an independent review by the Information Commissioner of a public authority's decision (and how the Information Commissioner's decision is legally binding).


February 1st 

Part 3 will discuss ideas and examples of how you can use the information effectively when you get it.

Location: Centre on Philanthropy, Sterling House, 16 Wesley St, Hamilton

Jan 18, 2017

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Youth Parliament

Our Information Commissioner, Gitanjali Gutierrez visited with Bermuda's National Youth Parliament to discuss the PATI Act and how it may impact the future of Bermuda's youth.

Location: House of Assembly Chamber

Jan 17, 2017

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

West Pembroke PTA Meeting

As part of the West Pembroke PTA's meeting, the Information Commissioner provided an overview of the new rights under the PATI Act, how to make a PATI request, and how the PATI Act may be useful for parents advocating for their children and schools.

Pizza was provided for the students.

There were 94 adults participating in the event.

Location: 34 North Shore Road, Pembroke

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