Telecommunications: Security

House of Lords written question – answered on 18th December 2008.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice is routinely given to the Prime Minister regarding the trial or deployment of technologies which present a risk to the security and integrity of United Kingdom telecommunications and data communications infrastructure.

Photo of Baroness Royall of Blaisdon Baroness Royall of Blaisdon President of the Council, Privy Council Office, Leader of the House of Lords and Lord President of the Council (Privy Council Office)

The Prime Minister and other relevant Ministers receive advice from the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) and CESG, the protective security arm of GCHQ, on risks to the critical national infrastructure, including risks to telecommunications and data communications.

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