The assessment is recorded for the purposes of security, transparency, and assessment integrity. The information is initially gathered by Cambridge Assessment’s delivery partner Mercer Mettl who provide the proctoring service. Cambridge Assessment stipulate in our contract with Mercer Mettl that they will only retain the recording for a period of 6 months. This is in order for Cambridge Assessment to ensure the assessment integrity is maintained and to conduct any necessary malpractice investigations.
As Cambridge Assessment is based within the UK we hold all candidate data in compliance with the GDPR and the data protection act 2018. Furthermore, where the candidate is located in a jurisdiction outside the EU we also adhere to any local legislation relating to privacy and/or data protection. We ensure all our delivery partners regardless of their location also adhere to GDPR and DPA 2018.
Under the GDPR we need to establish a basis by which we will process candidate’s personal information. For the purposes of the admissions test these are as follows:
- We will process the candidate’s personal information as it is necessary for the fulfilment of a contract.
- Where applicable, we will process a candidate’s special categories of personal information with their permission (or a parent’s or guardian’s) where it is necessary for any special circumstances required for the assessment.
- For the remote proctoring, which may include the use of biometric data for identity purposes the basis for processing will be for reasons of substantial public interest, namely preventing examination malpractice.