Coronavirus (COVID-19)—ICO guidance for schools on information rights and requests relating to exam results

Coronavirus (COVID-19)—ICO guidance for schools on information rights and requests relating to exam results

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has released updated guidance for schools, teachers and students regarding relevant information rights and responsibilities concerning exam results. In a statement on exam results, the ICO noted ongoing engagement with Ofqual, highlighting the strict regulations applicable for organisations making automated decisions affecting individuals under the General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR). The ICO has updated its coronavirus (COVID-19) information hub with answers to key questions and links to further guidance on exam results.

The ICO statement is accessible here.

The latest ICO guidance is accessible here.

The ICO information hub on data protection and coronavirus is accessible here.

General guidance for schools, including guidance on the GDPR exemption for exam scripts is accessible here.

Source: ICO website

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