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Departmental Data Protection

Volume 492: debated on Wednesday 20 May 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to maintain the security of its databases; and if he will make a statement. (274085)

The Security Policy Framework, the Data Handling Report and the National Information Assurance Strategy produced by the Cabinet Office provides a strategy for protecting information that government handles and puts in place a set of mandatory measures which Departments must adhere to.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is compliant with the security policies contained in the Government Security Policy Framework including those for information security.