US judge outlaws e-proctoring "room scans"


A US federal judge has ruled in the case Ogiltree v. Cleveland State University that "room scans", the common requirement in remotely proctored exams to provide a 360-degree scan of the area in which students are taking tests, are an unreasonable search under the Fourth Amendment. Often these areas are personal residences and/or private spaces. The ruling is not binding on other courts, but any student wishing to push back against room scans can cite it. #proctoring

Writer: Jason Kelley

Publication: EFF

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