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Selected Cases Relating to Code on Access to Information

 

Under The Ombudsman Ordinance, The Ombudsman has a mandate to investigate matters concerning Government departments’/public organisations’ performance under the Government’s Code on Access to Information (“Code”), including public complaints about their non-compliance with the Code.

In this section of our website, we shall be publishing selected Code-related complaint cases that we have investigated.  We hope that by reading these cases, the public can better understand their right to information kept by Government departments/public organisations.  We also expect Government departments and public organisations to learn from these cases and avoid unreasonably refusing to disclose information.  Our goal is to eventually develop these into a repository of reference materials on the subject of access to information.

2016/2017
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January 2017
HD refused to provide a tenant with rental information relating to other tenants in its factory estate
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December 2016
Leisure and Cultural Services Department failed to provide tree inspection report
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2015/2016
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February 2016
Leisure and Cultural Services Department refused to release its tree inspection reports
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February 2016
Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau refused to provide records and details of the Government’s discourse with various political groups and Legislative Council Members on the 2015 political reform package
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November 2015
Housing Department refused Mr A’s request for the management and maintenance records and CCTV footage of an estate shopping mall
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November 2015
Lands Department refused to provide Mr A with the personal data of an individual who had expressed an opinion on the Department’s proposal
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October 2015
Correctional Services Department erased the names of health care personnel from the medical records provided to Mr A
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September 2015
Marine Department refused to provide Mr A with the list of members of its Disciplinary Panel
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August 2015
Government Porperty Agency refused Mr A’s request for the full investigation report regarding a noise nuisance complaint prepared by a property management company (“the Company”) engaged by Government Porperty Agency
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2014/2015
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February 2015
The Food and Health Bureau refused to provide information pertaining to its meeting in Chengdu with the State General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine on updating the list of pesticide residues in food under the relevant legislation
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January 2015
The Narcotics Division refused to provide information regarding its opinion polls on the RESCUE Drug Testing Scheme
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May 2014
The Education Bureau refused to disclose the days on which it had inspected the premises suspected to be used as an unlicensed tutorial centre
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2013/2014
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December 2013
The Drainage Services Department refused to provide the investigation report on a road subsidence case
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