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Departmental Computer Data

Volume 455: debated on Wednesday 10 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether any of his Department's (a) computer data and (b) computer backup data is stored with online data storage providers. (108330)

The Home Office does store both data and back-up data with online data storage providers. Currently this includes an e-procurement tendering portal solution and a staff competency assessment system.

The Home Office has agreed process and procedures for handling this data, including notification to staff of use, with the respective hosting companies and all data stored on-line is protected within these commercial agreements.