Departmental Data Protection

Defence written question – answered on 11th March 2009.

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Photo of Shailesh Vara Shailesh Vara Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons

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.

Photo of Bob Ainsworth Bob Ainsworth The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

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
USA 15,000
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.

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