HC Deb 15 November 1985 vol 86 c315W
Mr. Cohen

asked the Minister for the Civil Service what arrangements operate for the logging of those who have access to (a) computer and (b) manual files kept by his Department on individuals; and if he will describe the procedures in operation for both categories.

Mr. Luce

Specific guidelines on security of automatically processed data in Government Departments are observed. They are contained in "Protection of Information in Computer Systems" and "Central Government Code of Practice No. 21", issued by the Central Computer and Telecommunications Agency, which give recommended procedures to safeguard data in computer installations. Copies of these guidelines have been placed in the House Library.

Access to manual files is restricted to nominated staff appointed to designated posts in the Cabinet Office (Management and Personnel Office) who have direct responsibility for the personnel management, pay and superannuation of staff.