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Tribunal finds student faked English test using proxy

The Upper Tribunal finds that an English speaking student faked the ETS English language test using a proxy. The official headnote:

(i) The question of whether a person engaged in fraud in procuring a TOEIC English language proficiency qualification will invariably be intrinsically fact sensitive.

(ii) Per curiam: where the voice data generated by TOEIC testing are those of a person other than the person claiming to have undergone the tests, there is no breach of EU or UK data protection laws.

I’m not sure everyone got the Woolf memo about not using Latin.

Source: MA (ETS – TOEIC testing) Nigeria [2016] UKUT 450 (IAC) (16 September 2016)

Colin Yeo
A barrister specialising in UK immigration law at Garden Court Chambers in London, I have been practising in immigration law for 15 years. I am passionate about immigration law and founded and edit the Free Movement immigration law blog.

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