How HM Revenue and Customs keeps you safe online

The steps HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) takes to protect you and your data online.



Electronic communication and transactions are a key part of HMRC business. However, the advantages that online transactions provide can also give rise to the risk of fraud - individuals claiming to be someone they are not, and obtaining information they are not entitled to.

HMRC takes online security very seriously and continuously monitors systems and customer records to guard against fraudulent activity. This guidance explains what HMRC does to protect you and your data.

Published 5 February 2007