As a student, a very long time ago, I had a summer job in the then Department of Social Security. On my first day I was required to sign the Official Secrets Act. At the time this sounded exciting and made me think my work might be more interesting than I had anticipated. But no, the work was dull, routine and very mind numbing. My job was to take the days post and try and match it with an existing case file, assuming there was one somewhere in the office. Apparently every civil servant no matter what their role had to sign the act.
My question is this am I still bound by the act or did it only apply whilst I worked in the civil service? I assumed that it covered anything I leant whilst working there even if I no longer did. Does this mean that I am still bound by act? Should I assume London rules apply?