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Departmental Data Protection

Volume 499: debated on Wednesday 11 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether his Department’s information assurance procedures have been subject to an independent audit. (299380)

The Ministry of Justice has subjected its information assurance procedures to an independent audit as mandated by the Cabinet Secretary’s report into data handling processes across government and the Security Policy Framework.

The Ministry of Justice has used the Information Assurance Maturity Model, supported by CESG (the national technical authority for information assurance), to benchmark progress.