outsourcing GP appointments to India: is this legal under DPA?

Matthew Pemble matthew at pemble.net
Wed Jan 19 10:32:01 GMT 2011

On 18 January 2011 19:56, Andrew McLean <lists at andros.org.uk> wrote:

> On 16/01/2011 14:01, Matthew Pemble wrote:
>> It's not good enough for CESG. At a basic level, you can copy the material
>> other than using the computer - a photo of the screen or just writing it
>> down would be enough for data sensitive other than through mere bulk. The
>> "information" has clearly transfered to a human located in India ...

> Another analogous situation is export controls on "technologies" (i.e.
> intangibles). Do you think anyone would get away with "Your honour I didn't
> export the plans for the ****, they remained on a server in the UK. Yes,
> they could be viewed on a client workstation in Iran, but the plans stayed
> in the UK".
The US Professor Roth case is quite interesting in this context:

For some of the charges the 'export' occurred when the Chinese and Iranian
students viewed the material in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Matthew Pemble
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