Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Questions (507)

Alan Kelly

Question:

507. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if there is a policy regarding ministerial use of private email for Government business in her Department; and if so, if it will be published. [41522/18]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

Email usage in my Department is governed by an Electronic Communications and Internet Use Policy and Agreement which all staff must sign and acknowledge upon login to the Department’s computers. Departmental users are prohibited from accessing their personal email i.e. gmail, hotmail and eircom web-based mail systems from within the Department.

There is no specific policy governing Ministerial use of private email.