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FCO Crisis Hub: Protecting UK Citizen Data Sovereignty Should the Worst Occur

As the Brexit debacle rages on, over 1.2 Million British ex-pats currently living in Europe face an uncertain future.

When British nationals overseas are affected by a crisis, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) provides consular support via a technology platform known as Crisis Hub, that enables it to capture information about, and communicate with, anyone who’s affected.

The main challenges when building the Crisis Hub platform were:

  • International reach and access
  • Keeping the platform in the UK to avoid putting personal data about British citizens at risk
  • Ensuring capacity can be quickly scaled up and down as crises arise and pass

The FCO cannot risk personal data about British nationals being held offshore, which would potentially make it vulnerable to other governments’ surveillance programmes or legislation, therefore UK sovereignty was paramount.

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