In response to international concerns about the spread of COVID 19, ICIC 2020 has now been postponed until 2021. The conference had been due to take place in Brasilia in June.
Elizabeth Denham, ICIC Chair and UK Information Commissioner, and Wagner do Rosário, Ministry of the CGU and Host of ICIC 2020, insisted:
“The decision to postpone the ICIC 2020 event is one we have taken with regret.
“The International Conference of Information Commissioners is a key date in the access to information calendar. It brings us together as a community, and we all benefit from the collective influence and expertise that is shared at these meetings.
“There has been a huge sense of anticipation about the ICIC 2020. Unfortunately, in line with other international conferences, the decision to postpone is necessary to prioritise people’s health and wellbeing.”
The ICIC secretariat and the CGU will now work on the practical aspects of rescheduling this event next year, and are already taking steps to allow it to take place in mid-September, ahead of the International Day for Universal Access to Information.
A further communication will be sent out once crucial details have been confirmed.