Students say room scans during online tests are invasive. Now a judge agrees.

From The Chronicle: “Judge J. Philip Calabrese … sided with the plaintiff in a ruling that’s been described by some legal observers as injecting a note of caution about the use of the controversial softwares, which exploded during the pandemic. The plaintiff, a Cleveland State University student, was asked to perform a brief scan of his bedroom in early 2021 before taking a remote test. That student argued that the request violated his Fourth Amendment rights, which include protections from ‘unreasonable searches.’ Many colleges and universities have asserted that online-proctoring software is necessary to safeguard academic integrity and curb cheating among students who are taking tests remotely.”

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