Government Departments: Data Protection

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 4th July 2017.

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Photo of Chi Onwurah Chi Onwurah Shadow Minister (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government plans to implement a policy to prevent hackers from accessing and altering data used to inform government decisions.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Cabinet Office)

The HMG Security Policy Framework sets out the mandatory expectations of how Government organisations must secure their data and other assets. This includes appropriate controls to protect against hackers and other cyber threats. These security controls are designed to safeguard the confidentiality, integrity and availability of Government data.

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