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Let me just confirm what I said in my response a moment ago: no NHS Scotland patient data was affected. Also, importantly—this is a really important point, which Tess White has rightly raised—contingency was absolutely put in place. First, core systems were fully restored and on-going monitoring by Scottish Government officials was very much in place. I should say that we were working on...
Again, I thank Tess White for raising what is an exceptionally important question. She is absolutely right to say that there are improvements to be made. Right across the board, and particularly across the Scottish Government and the public sector, we are committed to ensuring that those improvements around cybersecurity happen, for all the reasons that Tess White rightly raises, in relation...
Scottish National Party MSP for Glasgow Pollok
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 2011 — Election
Also represented Glasgow
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