Freedom of Information Request - Secure Communication

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Dear Cumbria County Council,

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Specifically, I am seeking information regarding your secure communication.

Please provide me with the following information:
1. What is your current email provider (e.g. Outlook or G-suite)?
2. Do you have a solution for secure email in place (Y/N)?
3. Who is your current email security provider (e.g. Egress)?
4. When is the contract up for renewal?
5. Typically what is the chosen duration of these contracts 12, 24, or 36 Months?
6. Name and contact details of the person responsible?
7. Current annual spend for this contract?
8. Current number of licences for this contract?
9. Did you purchase via a reseller (if yes, please specify who)?
Budget & procurement
10. Are you planning on assigning specific budgets for securing email communication
in 2021?
11. Do you procure through the G-Cloud framework (if not, how do you procure &
plan to procure secure email in the future)?

Please acknowledge receipt of this request as soon as possible and, in any event, within 20 working days as required by the Act. I understand that under the Act, you are required to provide the information requested unless you have a valid reason for not doing so. If you do not have the information requested, please advise me as to what further action I should take.

If any of the information requested is exempt under the Act, please indicate which exemption applies and explain why it applies.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

Yours faithfully,
Tristan Durley

Information Governance, Cumbria County Council

Dear Tristan Durley 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 Reference: FOI-99819-2023

Thank you for your request for information regarding Secure Communication,
which was received on 13/03/2023.

The council aims to provide you with the information within the statutory
timescale of 20 working days in this case the date is 12/04/2023.
Subject to the information not being exempt or containing any references
to third parties.

The council will, as a matter of routine make information available in
electronic format. Where it is not practical to do this information will
be provided in hard copy (paper). If information is required in
alternative formats e.g. language, audio, large print, etc., please
indicate this as soon as possible so the council can consider your
request.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 define a number of
exemptions/exceptions which may prevent information being released to you
automatically. The council will make an assessment about the application
of any exemptions/exceptions and issue you with a decision letter, which
will include details of your right to appeal.

If the information you request contains reference to a third party the
council will consult with them prior to making a decision about the
release of information.

In accordance with the council's Charging Policy a fee may be charged for
supplying information. If a fee is payable you will be issued with a fees
notice. The applicable fee must be paid in full before the information is
processed and released. The statutory time limit for responses is
suspended until the council has received and processed your payment. If
payment is not received within three months of issuing the fees notice
your request will be closed.

If you have any queries or concerns about this email do not hesitate to
contact us.

Many thanks 

Information Governance Team
Corporate, Customer & Community | Cumbria County Council
Service Centre | Parkhouse Building | Kingmoor Business Park
| Carlisle | CA6 4SJ
 
t: 01228 221234 
[1]https://cumbria.gov.uk
 

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Information Governance, Cumbria County Council

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Dear Tristan Durley 

Freedom of Information Act 2000, Reference: FOI-99819-2023

Please see attached for a response to your request for information.

Many thanks 

Information Governance Team
Corporate, Customer & Community | Cumbria County Council
Service Centre | Parkhouse Building | Kingmoor Business Park
| Carlisle | CA6 4SJ
 
t: 01228 221234 
[1]https://cumbria.gov.uk
 

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