Agenda item

Member ICT Policy Report


Craig Griffiths went through the report. It sets out two different structures of information. Firstly it sets out the IT equipment Members will be provided with as part of the induction in 2022. Secondly, the report covers the use of the items that Members are provided with.


Members queried if disabilities are considered within the type of equipment that is provided to members. It was confirmed at the Member Induction next year Members will take part in an equality screening process where the individual needs of Members are considered. This ensure that Members individual requirements are considered and there is no bar to any participation in the processes of Council.


Members queried if the policy as presented prevents Members from accessing Council emails etc. on their own personal laptops. Further there was concern about the use of office applications. Officers confirmed that the current version of Outlook that is being used does not support its use on external devices as it does not provide the necessary security. This is currently being looked at and considering if the applications can be updated to do this. It was noted that the policies can be reviewed and updated as and when required to take account of any changes required.


Following discussion Members approved the amended Members ICT Policy (including Internet Usage Policy) and commended the same to Council for ratification.


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