Gear up for Right to Know

Confused about the Freedom of
Information Law?

A special week has been set aside
to help people become more informed.

Between 26 September and 2 October
Right to Know week will begin with a service at Savannah United Church. A range
of public outreach events will be spearheaded by the Information Commissioner’s
Office.

This is the second annual Right to
Know week hosted by the ICO, which was established in early 2009 soon after the
law came into effect. 

Information Commissioner Jennifer
Dilbert encourages all sectors to learn more about how they can benefit from
the FOI provisions. 

“FOI is not just for the media.
Financial records, policy statements, decision and statistical reports are some
of the request trends. Anyone, anywhere can make a request,” she said.

The theme for RTK 2010 suggests
exactly that – ‘Just Ask…what you need to know’.

Coinciding with the promotional
week will be the International Right to Know Day on Tuesday, 28 September. A
media briefing has been scheduled along with an afternoon Open House Tea at the
ICO’s Elizabethan Square offices. The public is invited to attend and ICO staff
will be on hand to answer questions and distribute information.

Other events include a Government
House reception for information managers and a visit to Cayman Brac.

Presentations to students and
service clubs, a GIS Spotlight TV segment and media debates will also be part
of the busy agenda.

The week concludes on Saturday, 2
October, where the ICO team, along with representatives from other public
authorities, will be out at various shopping locations distributing giveaways
and answering questions.

For more information on the RTK
activities, or if you are not satisfied with the response to a request you have
made, contact the ICO on 747-5405 or [email protected].

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