Departmental Data Protection

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 3rd March 2009.

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Photo of Shailesh Vara Shailesh Vara Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 13 January 2009, Hansard, column 573W, on departmental data protection, whether a privacy impact assessment has been carried out on the Customer Information System.

Photo of Jonathan R Shaw Jonathan R Shaw Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Disabled People; Minister for the South East), Department for Work and Pensions

The Cabinet Office requirement for privacy impact assessments applies to new systems introduced after 1 July 2008. The Customer Information System was introduced several years ago, and therefore a privacy impact assessment is not required.

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