The Access to Information Unit leads and guides the implementation and administration of the Access to Information Act, which was passed in June 2002. The Unit falls within the Information Division, Office of the Prime Minister.
The Unit provides guidance and training for government bodies on how to interpret and administer the Act; identify and address difficult or problematic issues arising from implementation of the Act; and provide policy recommendations on how best these problems may be addressed.
The ATI Unit also has the task of monitoring compliance levels in the various ministries and agencies with the Act and provide guidance and advice for the public and Government Bodies.
The Unit is also responsible for educating the public of their rights and obligations under the Act.