Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Questions (452)

Alan Kelly

Question:

452. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport 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. [41530/18]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

My Department has an ICT Systems Usage Policy that provides a suite of IT policies governing the use of Departmental ICT systems by all users, with every effort being taken to obtain a balance between IT Security and the usability of Department systems. That Policy includes a section on how limited use of personal email is permitted, subject to the conditions set out in the policy document.

I can confirm, for the record, that I do not and have not used a private email account for Government business in the Department.