Communications Standards are Changing. Fax v E-Mail

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Dear Cabinet Office,
Communications Standards are Changing. Fax v E-Mail

Faxing documents presents a secure and positive transmission of documents. The sender knows positively that the fax has been received at the end of transmission to the number sent.
Modern methods can be used to manipulate the faxed document securely within an organisation without paper.
An email can be sent, it is not secure it can be intercepted with relative ease. The sender is not assured the recipient has received the document. It can be denied and difficult to prove receipt.
What equivalent standard of communication is the government going to supply to replace the functionality of the fax?
The sender is assured of receipt on all emails sent to HMG and its subsidiary authorities?

Yours faithfully,

Chris Gidden

FOI Team Mailbox, Cabinet Office

PLEASE NOTE - YOUR TWO REQUESTS HAVE BEEN AGGREGATED AND WILL BE ANSWERED
AS ONE

CABINET OFFICE REFERENCE:  FOI327605

Dear CHRIS GIDDEN

Thank you for your request for information. Your request was received
on 8/2/2019 and we are considering if it is appropriate to deal with under
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 Knowledge and Information Management Unit

Cabinet Office

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