Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Questions (64)

Alan Kelly


64. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Finance 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. [41523/18]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

The Department of Finance does not have a specific policy in relation to the use of private email for Government business.

ICT services to the Department of Finance are provided by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) under the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. The Department has an Information and Communications Technology Acceptable Usage Policy in place that covers email usage. This policy addresses use of the Department ICT systems, including all communications, whether official or non-official. There is no access to non-departmental web based mail accounts from within the Department's network.