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Ministry of Justice: Email

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 23036, tabled on 28 June 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether any departmental business has been conducted on private email addresses; and what mechanisms are in place to ensure that full records are kept of that business.

Answered on

1 July 2021

I refer the Rt. Hon. Member to the Cabinet Office guidance to departments on use of private emails.

It is government policy not to comment on specific technical security controls; however, the incidental personal use of private email accounts from departmental systems is subject to our IT Acceptable Use Policy, in spare time.

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