Small, unexciting, technical issue.
Is anyone familiar with Section 5 (1) (a) of the Act? The relevant bit
"... this Act applies to a data controller ... only if ... the data
controller is established in the United Kingdom and the data are processed
in the context of that establishment ... "
In particular I need to know what "in the context of that establishment"
means. If I am a UK company with a branch office in India, say, do my UK
data protection obligations extend to the personnel records kept in India
about the staff employed locally (with money provided from the UK), or only
to the personnel records kept in the UK about the senior staff who are
employed and paid in the UK, but based in India?
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