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Computer Network

Volume 984: debated on Friday 9 May 1980

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asked the Minister for the Civil Service if he is satisfied with the security of the Government computer network and its protection from unauthorised interception and alteration.

The security of Government computers is the responsibility of operating Departments. The Civil Service Department contributes general guidance to Departments on computer security and provides technical advice in specific cases. This advice is updated to take account of technical developments.