Welcome to the
website of the office of the


The Ombudsman acts as the independent watchdog dealing with public complaints and information rights in the Cayman Islands.

The Office of the Ombudsman follows the merger of the Office of the Complaints Commissioner (OCC) and the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), and the appointment of Ms. Sandy Hermiston as the Ombudsman for the Cayman Islands on 13 September 2017.

The Office of the Ombudsman has powers in these areas:

  • Maladministration complaints
  • Freedom of Information
  • Complaints against the Police
  • Data Protection
  • Whistleblowing

Current powers in regard to:

Future powers in regard to:

Complaints against the Police
(commencement to be announced)

(from March 2018)

Data Protection
(commencement in January 2019)



PO Box 2252, Grand Cayman KY1-1107, CAYMAN ISLANDS