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- Information Manager
- René Lynch
- Address: (Location)
- 3rd Floor Anderson Square Shedden Road George Town, Grand Cayman Cayman Islands
- Mailing Address
- P.O. Box 2252, Grand Cayman KY1-1107, CAYMAN ISLANDS.
- Telephone: +1-345-946-6283
- Facsimile: +1 (345) 943-2221
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Office of the Complaints Commissioner (the “OCC”) has regard to the public interest in the information it holds and has a clear commitment to openness, transparency and being in compliance with the Freedom of Information Law, 2007.
This document is the OCC’s publication scheme, developed in compliance with Section 5 of the FOI Law.
While the OCC is committed to openness and transparency, section 16 of the Complaints Commissioner Law (2006 Revision) (“the Law”) does not allow for information obtained by the Commissioner or his officers in the course of or for the purposes of an investigation to be disclosed.
The Freedom of Information (FOI) Law was passed on 19th October 2007 and came into effect in January 2009. It gives the public a right of access to all types of records held by public authorities, but also sets out some exemptions from that right.
Each public authority covered by the Freedom of Information Law has a legal duty to adopt and maintain a publication scheme in accordance with s. 5 of the FOI Law. The main purpose of a publication scheme is to make information readily available without the need for specific written requests. Schemes are intended to encourage organisations to publish proactively, and develop a greater culture of openness.
The Law states that Information to be published by public authorities includes:-
- the functions of the authority, what work it does and how it sets about its tasks.
- the departments and agencies of the authority.
- the subjects handled by each department or authority, with the locations of the departments and agencies and the opening hours of all offices.
- the title and business address of the Principal Officer and other key officers within the authority.
- Classes of records held.
- Manuals, interpretations, rules, guidelines, practices or precedents.