Acceptable use policy (JSP 740)

This is the Ministry of Defence’s Acceptable Use Policy covering all use of its fixed and mobile ICT and services and must be followed whenever those facilities are used.



It applies to all users of fixed and mobile ICT and services.

This includes:

  • When and where the AUP applies
  • Prohibited activities
  • Personal Use
  • MOD Wi-Fi provided for private use
Published 26 July 2013
Last updated 4 December 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated to version 4.
  2. Updated JSP 740: acceptable use policy (AUP) for information and communications technology (ICT), part 1 directive to Version 3, dated February 2017.
  3. First published.