Ohio teen wins lawsuit over bedroom surveillance in remote exams


Ohio teenager Aaron Ogletree has won a lawsuit he filed against Cleveland State University after he was required to pan a webcam around his bedroom to eliminate possible cheating before taking a remote exam.

The court agreed that Ogletree's Fourth Amendment rights were violated by the scanning requirement, which briefly exposed tax documents and medications. The university has filed an appeal and in the meantime has told students that they will not be permitted to take remotely proctored exams unless they accept a room scan, and should find other locations if they don't want their home or dorm rooms scanned.

Many other universities are struggling with how to balance ensuring the integrity of exams and grades against student rights.


Writer: Kristy P. Kennedy

Publication: Teen Vogue

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