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Ministers: Data Protection

Volume 497: debated on Tuesday 13 October 2009

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if she will review security arrangements for Ministers' (a) mobile telephones, (b) BlackBerrys, (c) home telephones and (d) personnel internet accounts in order to identify any areas of weakness. (288869)

The Security Policy Framework (SPF) published in December 2008 sets out mandatory minimum requirements for physical, personal and information/data security that Departments and their agencies must adhere to. Departments develop local security policies based on the SPF, taking account of the particular risks faced by their organisation.