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Departmental Data Protection

Volume 470: debated on Wednesday 23 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what requirements his Department and its agencies place on contractors in relation to audit of personal data and IT equipment. (176626)

Contractors have a legal duty to comply with the requirements of the law of the land, including the Data Protection Act.

In addition, the Department has standard defence contract conditions which protect against disclosure of information in general, and will also apply bespoke conditions where necessary.