Probe into business of qualification checks

February 18, 2000

The Data Protection Registrar's Office is intending to probe the relationship between the Higher Education Statistics Agency and Experian, which plans to run a commercial service to check whether job applicants are lying about their qualifications.

It wants to explore the extent to which a student enrolling on a degree course has given permission for the later commercial use of information on the outcome of his or her studies.

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