Instant messages policy

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Dear Cabinet Office,

It was reported recently that the Cabinet Office has a policy for officials to set instant messaging chats to delete automatically (see the article here: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/202...).

Please provide a full copy of this policy.

Yours faithfully,

Joe Tomlinson

Cabinet Office FOI Team,

Our ref: FOI2021/21235

Dear Joe Tomlinson,

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 4th
November. Your request is being handled under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 ('the Act').

The Act requires that a response must be given promptly, and in any event
within 20 working days. We will therefore aim to reply at the latest by
3rd December.

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team

Cabinet Office

Cabinet Office FOI Team,

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Dear Joe Tomlinson,

Please find attached our response to your recent Freedom of Information
request (reference FOI2021/21235).

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team

Cabinet Office

J Roberts left an annotation ()

'The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has today called for a government review into the systemic risks and areas for improvement around the use of private correspondence channels – including private email, WhatsApp and other similar messaging apps.'

11/7/22

https://ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/media-c...