The Freedom of Information Act (Cap. 496) (FOIA) places obligations on public authorities (including Ministries, Departments and Public Sector entities) to provide access to documents held by them, in accordance with and subject to the provisions of the Act.

In the case of requests for information relating specifically to an individual, individual’s assets, interests and or right of access, the applicant shall provide copies of an Identity Card or Passport for such requests to be processed and the relevant information to be released as provided under this Act.

Notwithstanding it is to be noted that the Gaming Act (Cap 583 Art. 8) provides that any document produced in pursuance of this Act shall be secret and confidential and may not be disclosed or produced other than for the purposes of this Act.