To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

Examination results

All examination results will be held for a period of 15 years as this is a record of a person’s qualifications unless there is a specific request to delete the data via a right to be forgotten request.

Financial data

BCS will not delete any data which relates to financial transactions that is less than seven years old as we are legally required to hold this information for seven years.