A new opinion from the advocate general of the Court of Justice of the European Union states that a student's exam script should be considered personal data, The Irish Times reports. In 2009, Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner refused to investigate a complaint from a student seeking his exam script from Chartered Accountants of Ireland. The case has made its way to the CJEU. German Advocate General Juliane Kokott said, "The script is a documentary record that the individual has taken part in a given examination and how he performed. The personal connection to that performance is also shown in the fact that examination candidates often include their most important examination results in their CVs." The AG's opinion is not binding, and the CJEU is expected to rule on the case this fall. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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