Information Commissioner’s Office in the Cayman Islands

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Country or territory: Cayman Islands
Organisation: Information Commissioner’s Office
Chair: Mr. Jan Liebaers, Acting Information Commissioner
Location/address: 3rd floor Anderson Square
PO Box 1375  George Town
KY1-1108 Cayman Islands
Primary contact: Jan Liebaers
Tel: + (345) 747 5402Email:
Number of staff: 5
Year established: 2009
Founding Act or Law: Freedom of Information Law, 2007
Online profile (website, social media, etc.):
General description of activities: Hear appeals, monitor and enforce compliance  under the FOI Law

Expected: similar role under Data Protection Law 2016 (to be tabled in September)

General description of enforcement actions (powers of investigation, inspection and/or sanction): FOI: Investigate, compel evidence and witnesses,  conduct hearings,  decide appeals, issue binding orders

DP (expected) : similar, as well as impose monetary penalties, search premises

Number of decisions, opinions, recommendations in previous year: FOI: ca. 6
Significant decisions, opinions or recommendations: See