Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Questions (152)

Alan Kelly

Question:

152. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Education and Skills if there is a policy regarding ministerial use of private email for Government business in his Department; and if so, if it will be published. [41521/18]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

My Department does not have a specific policy regarding Ministerial use of private email addresses to conduct Government business. However, as stated in parliamentary responses reference number 38550/18 and 39582/16, from late 2016 I have only used dedicated Department email addresses to communicate official Department business.

The Information Technology Unit of my Department regularly issue emails to Departmental staff reminding them that personally owned mobile devices and removable media devices are not permitted to connect to Departmental workstations and must not be used to store Departmental information.