Data Protection: Manpower

Duchy of Lancaster written question – answered on 7th October 2008.

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Photo of Gordon Prentice Gordon Prentice Labour, Pendle

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many civil servants in (a) the Cabinet Office and (b) its agency work exclusively on data protection issues, broken down by grade.

Photo of Kevin Brennan Kevin Brennan Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office) (Third Sector)

Staff in a number of units within the Cabinet Office, including Civil Contingencies Secretariat, Security Policy Division, Transformational Government, Historical Records and Openness Unit as well as Financial and Estates Management, are involved in work related to data protection issues.

It is estimated that in excess of 20 full-time equivalent civil servants are directly engaged on work to protect information held by the Cabinet Office or on policy for the protection of information for Government.

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