JD Supra: Proctoring and Privacy of Exams in the Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic

December 1, 2021

Student Privacy. Critics allege that online test-proctoring services engage in excessive collection of students’ biometric and other personal data. For example, according to the Electronic Privacy Information Center, online test-proctoring services collect extensive personal data from students, including video, audio information and key stroke patterns.3 One proctoring service, ProctorU, is currently being sued for violating the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act on these grounds after a data breach affected nearly 500,000 users. Critics allege that the use of the services forces students to waive their privacy rights in order to pursue their education. 

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