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IGA Newsletter – Holding personal data or NHS patient personal data outside of England

The Information Commissioner provides guidance on the Data Protection Act requirements for overseas processing here: https://ico.org.uk/media/for-organisations/documents/1529/assessing_adequacy_international_data_transfers.pdf

Where personal data is NHS England patient data and there is any link to any national application or service (N3, NHSmail, the national Spine, Choose & Book etc), Department of Health policy prohibit offshoring (including cloud storage) without the permission of the Department of Health. Policy is at:

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130502102046/http://www.connectingforhealth.nhs.uk/systemsandservices/infogov/igsoc/links/index_html