Security Policy Framework

Document Information

GSC Classification OFFICIAL
Access Policy Open
Reference bps03167-0000-00
Document Status Review Status
Primary Classification
Author Organisation HM Government
Sponsor OrganisationNot Known
Trustee NPTC Standards Working Group,

Copyright Notice Copyright (c) 2016 National Police Technology Council (NPTC) group and the persons identified as the document authors. All rights reserved.


Police forces have a duty to obtain and use a wide variety of information(including personal information), in order to discharge their responsibilities effectively. They need the support and cooperation of the public in doing so. The purpose of this Code and associated guidance is to assist the police to carry out that. The Prime Minister is ultimately responsible for the overall security of HMG. He is supported by the Cabinet Secretary, who chairs the *sec_classification_official Committee on Security (SO). Across HMG responsibility for the security of organisations lies with the respective Ministers, Permanent Secretaries and Management Boards. This Framework describes the Cabinet Secretary and SO’s expectations of how HMG organisations and third parties handling HMG information and other assets will apply protective security to ensure HMG can function effectively, efficiently and securely.


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