Data Protection

Treasury written question – answered on 30th April 2008.

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Photo of Mark Hoban Mark Hoban Shadow Minister (Treasury)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 27 February 2008, Official Report, column 1642W, on data protection, whether there is a separate line management process for HM Revenue and Customs data guardians.

Photo of Jane Kennedy Jane Kennedy Financial Secretary, HM Treasury

Data guardians sit within each HMRC business units' usual line management chain. The director of each business unit in HMRC is ultimately accountable for the data security arrangements in their respective business unit and as the principal accounting officer for HMRC, the chairman has ultimate responsibility for data security.

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