I have recently been looking into how schools manage data, and specifically how pupil data is shared outside the school. My first question relates to the wording schools use to register with the ICO, which they are obliged to do. It seems that schools are using a standard registration with the ICO that allows personal information to be transferred overseas. The Eton College entry at https://ico.org.uk/ESDWebPages/DoSearch?reg=150337 is typical. It contains the following: "It may sometimes be necessary to transfer personal information overseas. When this is needed information may be transferred to countries or territories around the world." Can anyone shed light on why this might be required?