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STATEMENT FROM THE ACTING INFORMATION COMMISSIONER

Reflections on Freedom of Information in the Cayman Islands - On September 28th the Cayman Islands joins more than
100 jurisdictions around the world in a celebration of the Right to Know. Thousands of people on all six continents use their access
rights under Freedom of Information (FOI) laws to gain access to information that is important to them, and make their governments
more open and accountable. Now that our own FOI Law has been in effect for more than 6 ½ years, and we join the global community
in celebrating our right to know, this is an opportune time to briefly reflect on the state of FOI in the Cayman Islands....
LINK TO FULL STATEMENT

ANNUAL FOI STATISTICS REPORT 2015

Freedom of Information Annual Statistics - As part of the annual Right to Know Week events, the Information Commissioner’s Office
has published the 2015 Annual Statistics Report on Freedom of Information. The Report is based on requests registered and tracked
in the central FOI tracking system which is used by the majority of Information Managers (IMs) across the Public Sector, and provides
key statistics on the use of FOI from January 2009 – when the Law came into effect - to June 2015.
A few highlights from the 2015 Annual
FOI Statistics:

  • In 2014-2015, 702 requests were made, which is the highest number since 2009-2010 (which covered a period of 18 months);
  • Once again, the Immigration Department had the highest number of requests (118);
  • In 2014-2015 only 50% of requests were answered within 30 calendar days, and the median response time was 31 days, up
    from 25 days in 2013-14;
  • In 2014-2015 the proportion of requests granted in full (i.e. in which the applicant receives full disclosure of the requested
    information) reached an all time low of 39%

LINK TO FULL PRESS RELEASE     LINK TO FOI STATISTICS REPORT

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NEWS ARTICLES


RIGHT TO KNOW DAY FLYER & EVENTS, 28 SEPTEMBER 2015

 RTKW 2015 Welcome and events 

Tip of the Day posters issued daily thorughout the Civil Service via 'CS Messages'


Monday:

 RTKW 2015 LunchLearn  MondayTip of the Day


 

Tuesday:

RTKW 2015 Tuesday Tip of the Day and reminders


 

Wednesday:

RTKW 2015 Wednesday Tip of the Day and reminders


 

Thursday:

RTKW 2015 ThursdayTip of the Day and reminders


 

Friday:

RTKW 2015 FridayTip of the Day and reminders

RTKW 2015 PHOTOS

 RTKW 2015 photos for infocomm.ky 1

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RTKW 2015 photos for infocomm.ky 3

 
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