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August 26, 2022

Students Say Room Scans During Online Tests Are Invasive. Now a Judge Agrees.

Source: Chronicle of Higher Education, August 24, 2022
Article: Students Say Room Scans During Online Tests Are Invasive. Now a Judge Agrees.
Summary: In a recent case against Cleveland State University, a student argued that a room scan he was prompted to conduct prior to taking an online exam violated his Fourth Amendment rights protecting against unreasonable searches. Earlier this week a federal-district court judge agreed with the argument that online proctoring services’ practice of conducting room scans as part of proctoring services for online exam monitoring is unconstitutional. The Chronicle of Higher Education article covers the potential impacts of this decision.