Cayman Committee Backs Anonymity, Free Requests

14 June 2013

A Cayman Islands legislative subcommittee has recommended continuing to allow anonymous requests and free processing, according to an article by Brent Fuller in the Cayman Compass.

These and other recommendations have subsequently been approved by a committee of the entire Legislative Assembly in preparation for a vote by the full body.

The government’s Freedom of Information Unit said the “majority of public authorities” supported the anonymity clause. The law requires disclosure of the requester’s identity only if releasing information could endanger the safety or health of a person.

 The proposed changes also would modify the privacy, security and legal process exemptions. Appointed boards with “quasi-judicial functions” should be subject to the open records law, with some exemptions.

See related story by Fuller concerning the secrecy with which the FOI review was conducted.

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