Public encouraged to ask for information

| 26/09/2013

(CNS): Cayman will join 60 other countries on Saturday to celebrate the enshrined right of people to access information held by government under the freedom of information law. As part of the annual Right to Know celebrations, the The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is encouraging people to use the law and seek the information they want or need. It is five years since the law was passed, and despite some issues regarding procedures, the law has had a significant impact on the relationship between the public and government. People are being asked to show their support for FOI by wearing blue on Friday. 

As part of Right To Know Week, the ICO has already begun a busy schedule of events that celebrate the value of freedom of information and stress the importance of government accountability. Activities aim to educate the public and encourage people to learn about their rights under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Law, which not only allows for public access to government-held records but promotes accountability and transparency.

Information Commissioner Jennifer Dilbert encouraged everyone to take advantage of the opportunities provided by the Law,.

“Obtaining information from public authorities is simple and anyone can make a request in writing, including by email,” she said. “If you want to know information in government that pertains to you, then FOI is the key.”

For a full list of Right to Know Week events, contact ICO at 747-5402 or visit

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