Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Questions (459)

Alan Kelly


459. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if the Department has a policy regarding ministerial use of private email for Government business; and, if so, if it will be published. [41518/18]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

The following text is an extract from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs' policy on the use of private email for Government business.

WebMail Services"As there is no way of filtering the messages relayed by webmail providers, they pose a potential security threat. Users may not transmit sensitive or classified information using any 3rd party e-mail services. The Department reserves the right to ban access to 3rd party e-mail services if it is discovered that they are being used inappropriately."