Jan Liebaers cayman islands obudsman employee

Jan Liebaers

Deputy Ombudsman
Information Rights Division

Mr. Liebaers was appointed Deputy Information Commissioner in June 2010. He possesses extensive knowledge of Freedom of Information legislation, having sat as a member of the FOI Working Group, the drafting committee of the Cayman Islands FOI Bill from 2005 to 2007, as well as the FOI Steering and Implementation Planning Committees which assisted in the development and planning of FOI in the Cayman Islands. Jan is a member of the Data Protection Working Group which is preparing data protection legislation for the Government of the Cayman Islands. 

Previously Jan held several positions relating to FOI, archives and records management in Europe, Canada and the Cayman Islands. From 1997 to 2007 Mr. Liebaers was Head of Archives and Records Management and Deputy Director in the Cayman Islands National Archive, where he created the Records Policy Unit and spearheaded the development and implementation of new public records legislation, the National Archive and Public Records Law, 2007.

Mr. Liebaers holds a Master of Arts degree (MA) in history from York University, and a Master of Laws degree (LLM) in Information rights from Northumbria University, specializing in FOI and Data Protection. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the Academy of Certified Archivists, the Association of Records Managers and Administrators, and the Canadian Association of Professional Access and Privacy Administrators. 

Mr. Liebaers was appointed Deputy Ombudsman, Information Rights on 13 September 2017.