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Computer operating systems (FOI)

Computer operating systems (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 07 August 2019.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


In the UK, the NHS still has 2,300 PCs running the outdated operating system Windows XP.

How many PCs in the Government of Jersey are still running Windows XP and in which departments?


This request has been refused and Article 42 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied.

Article applied
Article 42 Law enforcement

Information is qualified exempt information if its disclosure would, or would be likely to, prejudice –

a) the prevention, detection or investigation of crime, whether in Jersey or elsewhere;

It is recognised that there is a public interest in providing information in a transparent manner, however this public interest is not considered to outweigh the interests of the government in preventing cyber-crime. It is considered that release of this information may increase risks, particularly in view of major cyber-attacks that have occurred in other jurisdictions in recent years.

The Government of Jersey continuously assesses risk to its network and technical infrastructure and manages a risk treatment plan to ensure every effort is made to maintain a secure and reliable service for its staff and users of its services.

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