The Request

Received on 12  November 2017

From: British Council [] 

Sent: 12 November 2017 06:57

To: IG_Disclosures

Subject: Form submission from: Information Request Form


Please may I request a copy of your policy that deals with employees use of British Council email accounts for personal use. I would imagine that this will be dealt with in your IT use policy and/or data protection policy.

I don't mind if you send the whole policy and I have to dig to find what I'm looking for, whatever is easiest for. I appreciate you are very busy.

Many thanks


Our Response

Responded on 22 November 2017

From: IG_Disclosures 

Sent: 22 November 2017 16:17


Subject: RE: Request for information (FOI_2017_74)

Case Reference: FOI_2017_74

22 November 2017


Thank you for your request for information dated 12 November 2017 concerning our policy on the use of British Council email accounts for personal use. Your request has been handled under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000 and has been passed to me for reply.

Please find attached two extracts from our ‘Acceptable use of IT systems’ policy, which provide guidance on the reasonable and appropriate use of email. 

I hope the information provided has been useful. 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your original letter and should be addressed to: 

Information Governance Advisor (Disclosures)

Information Governance and Risk Management 

British Council

Bridgewater House

58 Whitworth Street


M1 6BB 


If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner for a decision at: 

The Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane




Phone: 0303 123 1113 


Yours sincerely

Information Governance Advisor (Disclosures) | Information Governance and Risk Management Team