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ICT Acceptable Use Policy

Staffordshire County Council ICT Acceptable Use Policy Classification: Internal Use Only

Document Management Document Disclaimer This document is issued only for the purpose for which it is supplied. Document Owner This document is produced and owned by Staffordshire County Council (SCC). It is the responsibility of the Information Security Team to review and update the document annually and whenever necessary. Document Control This document is controlled and maintained according to the documentation standards and procedures of Staffordshire County Council. All requests for changes to this document should be sent to the author(s). Any new issues of this document will be located on the corporate intranet and will be sent to the recipients as defined within the distribution list maintained by the author(s). Distribution List Copy 1 Name SICT Senior Management Team and Directorate ICT Managers

Change History Version Author(s)
0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.5 David Sharkey and Manjot Dhami DJS, MSD Pat Yates Pat Yates DJS, MSD

Reason for Change
Initial draft version for distribution and review comments Second draft incorporating comments Incorporating Mailbox and Internet usage limits Security Forum amendments Security Awareness Training amendments

Date
04/05/2005 25/08/2005 01/03/2006 03/08/2006 27/11/2006

Change Approval The ICT Acceptable Use Policy is reviewed regularly and amended as necessary. The Information Security Forum will agree significant changes to the policy.

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Staffordshire County Council ICT Acceptable Use Policy Classification: Internal Use Only

CONTENTS 1. INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................... 5 2. PURPOSE ......................................................................................................... 5 3. SCOPE.............................................................................................................. 5 4. REPORTING SECURITY INCIDENTS.............................................................. 5 5. GENERAL USE AND OWNERSHIP................................................................. 6 5.1 Hardware ....................................................................................................................... 6 5.2 Software......................................................................................................................... 7 5.3 Computer Viruses......................................................................................................... 7 5.4 Transfer or Storage of Data......................................................................................... 8

6. INTERNET AND EMAIL USE ........................................................................... 9 6.1 Access to Email and Internet Services ...................................................................... 9 6.2 Prohibited use............................................................................................................. 10 6.3 Copyright..................................................................................................................... 11 6.3.1 Copyright Documents ........................................................................................................ 11 6.3.2 Copyright Emails ................................................................................................................ 11 6.3.3 Copyright Software ............................................................................................................ 11

6.4 Publishing information .............................................................................................. 11 6.4.1 Information on the Internet................................................................................................. 11 6.4.2 Transmitting...
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