Data protection gone mad?

 

Sir, – I see that the State Examinations Commission would not confirm if Anthony Lynam was the oldest person to sit the Leaving Certificate, citing data protection (“Sitting the Leaving Cert aged 80: ‘A great journey. I feel very enriched’”, Education, June 10th).

Would it ever grow up? – Yours, etc,

DERMOT LACEY,

Donnybrook, Dublin 4.