Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Questions (381)

Alan Kelly


381. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Health 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. [41525/18]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

There is no specific policy regarding Ministerial use of private email for Government business in place in the Department. Such matters are pertinent to the office of the Taoiseach.

All users on the Department's network must adhere to the ICT acceptable usage policy document which states that “As there is no way of filtering the messages relayed by these providers, they pose a potential security threat. Users may not transmit sensitive or classified information using any 3rd party e-mail services.” Login access to webmail services are blocked from within the Department’s network.