To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many contracts (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have which allow contractors to store personal data of UK citizens overseas; for which contracts this applies; in which countries the data for each contract are held; and how many people have their data stored overseas in the case of each such contract.
The Ministry of Defence has identified eight contracts where personal data of UK citizens are held overseas. The following table provides the name of the contract, the country where the data are held and the approximate number of records.
|Name of contract||Where the data are held||Approximate number of personal records held|
|Defence Travel: Electronic Booking Interface Service Contract||France||160,500|
|Defence Travel: Travel Management Contract||USA||310,000|
|Royal Navy Community Website||USA||9,000|
|E-bluey: a hybrid mail service for BFPO which allows service personnel, relatives and friends to maintain contact with each other while serving on operations or exercise for more than 60 days duration||USA||(1)150,000|
|External Band D Assessment Centre (CMS)||Australia||4,600|
|RAF Fitlinxx: provides fitness training programmes for personnel and records workout sessions||USA||8,060|
|DE&S Movement Management Air Reservation System||Germany||19,500|
|DE&S Departure Control System||Germany||4,000|
|(1) Including live accounts and e-blueys. This number fluctuates on a daily basis as accounts are added and deleted.|