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I am an examiner and my board wants me to voice record the

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I am an examiner and my board wants me to voice record the children's exams for their
training, monitory and storage purpose. They have no consent from the parents, is this
legal.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Michael Holly replied 2 years ago.

Yes , the exam papers written or recorded do not belong to the children or their parents. There are no child care issues either.

I hope this helps. Any further points please reply

Best wishes

Michael

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thank you but this is not for the examination mark or grade. The children get the LAMDA report but the board wish for me to record the whole day

with a device sat on the table, so the exams and any other conversations

I was concerned that the children under 16years would have recordings of their voices taken with no consent or knowledge given to the parents.

Sorry to ask you to clarify further, maybe the answer is yes this is legal to

record children's voices but I need confirmation as I would hate to tape

them without permission and break a law

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Relist: Incomplete answer.
Not enough detail in response very brief response fr the money? Thank you but this is not for the examination mark or grade. The children get the LAMDA report but the board wish for me to record the whole day
with a device sat on the table, so the exams and any other conversations
I was concerned that the children under 16years would have recordings of their voices taken with no consent or knowledge given to the parents.
Sorry to ask you to clarify further, maybe the answer is yes this is legal to
record children's voices but I need confirmation as I would hate to tape
them without permission and break a law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 2 years ago.
Hello,

My advice would be to seek the approval of the parents first as such recordings for training , storage and monitoring purposes would in my opinion fall under the Data Protection Act which requires the consent of the individual before storing their data.

As the children are under 16, parental consent should be provided, preferably written consent as opposed to verbal consent.

Hope this helps
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