Office 365 Backup Policy

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Dear Skills Funding Agency,

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

Freedom of Information,

Dear James

Thank you for your requests for information received by the Skills Funding Agency on 6 July.

Your request reads:

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?

We understand that you are requesting the above information from the 'Skills Funding Agency' and not a Council, and we are handling your request under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Under the Act we have 20 working days (excluding weekends and bank holidays) to respond. Day of receipt being day '0'.

We can advise that we will respond on or before 3 August.

Yours sincerely

Information Rights Adviser
Skills Funding Agency

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Freedom of Information,

Dear James

We write in response to your requests for information.

We have responded below each of your requests:

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

No - we rely on the standard Office 365 backup.

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?

The backups are taken twice a day and retained for 14 days.

Yours sincerely

Information Rights Adviser
Skills Funding Agency

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