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Departmental Data Protection

Volume 488: debated on Monday 23 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of the IT systems in (a) her Department and (b) its agencies are fully accredited to the Government's security standards. (245388)

All business systems have been assessed for accreditation or are currently undergoing this process.

The Home Office's priority is to conform to the new standards as laid out in the data handling report by the Cabinet Secretary published on 25 June 2008. The new standards build on recognised good practice and international standards for information security and are tailored to the particular circumstances of UK central government.