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UK government ministers urged to not conduct business using WhatsApp

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has concluded its investigation into the government’s use of private communication channels and is now urging ministers to review how messaging apps and personal email accounts are being used to conduct official government business.

A newly published report marks the conclusion of a yearlong investigation launched in 2021 by then-Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham. The inquiry was initiated after concerns were raised into the use of the messaging service WhatsApp and private email accounts by former health secretary Matt Hancock and his deputy, James Bethell, at the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) during the height of the pandemic.

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Source:: Computerworld