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Breaking| Matric results to be published on all media platforms

The Independent Examinations Board (IEB) will proceed with the custom of utilizing media stages, including papers, to distribute the aftereffects of its matric applicants, as they had gotten authorization to do as such.

IEB results are relied upon to be distributed on Wednesday, a day after quality confirmation assessment board, Umalusi, declares the endorsement of the arrival of the 2021 National Senior Certificate (NSC) assessment results on Tuesday.

The distribution of matric tests on media stages was brought into the spotlight after the Department of Basic Education (DBE) settled on a choice to stop the work on, saying it would disregard the Protection of Personal Information Act (Popia).

IEB representative Teresa Settas said they had been distributing the NSC brings about consistence with the necessities of Popia for quite a long time.

"Just the aftereffects of students who have selected in and have given express consent to their results to be distributed on media stages are delivered by the IEB," said Settas.

The Information Regulator, which screens and upholds consistence by open and private bodies, as of late said authorities had an obligation to guarantee that matrics accepted their results, and that every one of them did as such in a proper way. Controller Nomzamo Zondi, who said they didn't know that the IEB would distribute the outcomes on media stages, clarified there was no requirement for the IEB to draw in them assuming they applied the arrangements of Popia.

"In occurrences where individual data connected with results being dispersed, Popia would likewise require that the matriculants be educated concerning such a goal to spread the data and be instructed regarding their entitlement to protest such scattering of data."

Zondi clarified that once a matriculant or an equipped grown-up following up for their sake had a problem with the scattering of their data, the spread stage had a commitment to guarantee that such private data was erased.

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