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Telecommunications: Security

Volume 706: debated on Thursday 18 December 2008

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice is routinely given to the Prime Minister regarding the trial or deployment of technologies which present a risk to the security and integrity of United Kingdom telecommunications and data communications infrastructure. [HL245]

The Prime Minister and other relevant Ministers receive advice from the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) and CESG, the protective security arm of GCHQ, on risks to the critical national infrastructure, including risks to telecommunications and data communications.