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I have found the ICO guidance on the Data Protection Act quite pragmatic. For example, a comment in the above article could be quite concerning:

"... we are not allowed to store EU citizen data outside the European Economic Area, so email syncing on a tablet or mobile phone when you’re on holiday could be in breach of the Data Protection Act"

Fortunately, the ICO addresses the above type of example with they below guidance advising there isn't an issue that can be managed. For me this was nice to see.

"An employee travels outside the EEA with a laptop containing personal data connected with their employment ... As long as the information stays with the employee on the laptop, and the employer has an effective procedure to deal with security and the other risks of using laptops ... it is reasonable to decide that adequate protection exists."

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