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Police: Personal Records

Volume 487: debated on Thursday 29 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance is issued to senior police officers on security and non-disclosure of their personal details. (250810)

Senior police officers are advised, as with all police officers, to be aware of potential issues that could arise on the disclosure of their own personal information. This advice is given locally through their own Force Professional Standards or Information Assurance department. Problems with disclosure could include, but are not restricted to, an attack on either themselves or their family either by members of the criminal fraternity, terrorist organisations, or a member of the public.

It is also the duty of the individual force and the Government to maintain protection of these data where they are seen to be a threat to the police officer, their family, other police officers or members of the public.