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How does KTH handle personal data collected for web-based examinations?

As a student, you have the right to know how KTH processes your personal data for web-based exams. The type of personal data KTH collects is in accordance to the EU’s new data protection regulations (GDPR).

Personal Data Controller

KTH is responsible for handling your personal data. This means that KTH alone determines how personal information is handled and collected.


When you take a web-based exam it will be carried out via Zoom in real time. You will need to identify yourself for the the meeting host or invigilator via Zoom and potential communication will then take place via the chat function.

It is important that students receive an accurate evaluation and that grades are reported accurately when test taking. In order to ensure that exams are carried out securely and legally, KTH has issued special instructions . KTH will handle your personal data for what is required to follow the regulations for official documents and the public authority archives.

Legal Grounds

The legal grounds for KTH saving your personal data during exams is part of a so-called exercise of public authority for when we document your study results.


Distance exams streamed via Zoom are not recorded or saved. Exam proctors and Examiners will take notes that are handled according to KTH:s informationshanteringsplan  (in Swedish).

Your rights

According to the law, you have the right to have your personal data erased, corrected and limited under certain circumstances. You also have the right to have access to and object to certain forms of use of your personal data. To use your rights, contact KTH’s Data Protection Officer

If you have any feedback or concerns

If you have any feedback regarding KTH’s handling of personal data you can contact KTH’s Data Protection Officer at  or 08-790 60 00.

If you are not satisfied by the response you receive from KTH you can send your complaint to the Swedish Authority for Privacy Protection at  or 08-657 61 00.

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Last changed: Feb 12, 2021