Office 365 Backup Policy

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Dear Department for International Development,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 I seek the following information about the Councils Backup Policy for its Office 365 deployment.

1.) Do you currently have any backup systems in place to protect your Office 365 Data?

2.) If a system or service is in place to backup your office 365 environment can you confirm the retention period the data is stored for?

If the decision is made to withhold some of this data using exemptions in the Data Protection Act, please inform me of that fact and cite the exemptions used.

If some parts of this request are easier to answer than others, I would ask that you release the available data as soon as possible.

If you need any clarification then please do not hesitate to contact me. Under Section 16 it is your duty to provide advice and assistance and so I would expect you to contact me if you find this request unmanageable in any way.

I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request, and I look forward to hearing from you within the 20-working day statutory time period.

Yours faithfully,

James Chillman

Department for International Development

Dear Mr Chillman

Thank you for your request for information which we received on 6 July
2015. We are dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information
Act 2000 and will respond to you directly as soon as possible and within
20 working days.

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Please contact me if you have any queries, quoting reference number

Yours sincerely

Alison Marshall
DFID Information Rights and Public Enquiries Team


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Dear Mr Chillman

Please find attached DFID's response to your Freedom of Information
request F2015-287.

Yours sincerely

Sandy Docherty
DFID Information Rights and Public Enquiries Team