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ATOS - Official Secrets Act
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Old 14-04-2012, 10:55 PM
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Default ATOS - Official Secrets Act

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Tom Greatrex: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether Atos Healthcare employees involved in work capability assessment are subject to the Official Secrets Act 1989. [94567]

Chris Grayling: The work of Department for Work and Pensions is confidential and the Official Secrets Act binds all staff. Under the Act, it is a criminal offence for civil servants to disclose any official information without lawful authority. Atos Healthcare do not have to sign the Official Secrets Act. There are specified clauses in the Medical Services Agreement which confirms that Atos Healthcare will comply with the same confidentiality rules and any person found to be knowingly disclosing confidential information would be subject to disciplinary action and in some instances it could be treated as a criminal offence
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Richie out of interest in what if anyway could you envisage this causing problems for atos staff?
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I psoted about this in a thread in DT, cant recall which one - grayling is lying - the contract does bind ATOS to the official secrets act in numerous places.

If you search for it you can probably find my post - it quotes various sections from teh contract that mention the official secrets act.

Its not a new thing either the contract is dated 2005.
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They'd also have to comply with the Data Protection Act as well so would not be able to discuss or disclose personal data without appropriate authority.
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