Students express privacy concerns over remote exam monitoring software

According to ZDNet, students over the world are rising up against the forced use of proctoring software. In the University of Texas at Dallas, students are asking for the removal of the software Honorlock, claiming it is a “blatant violation of our privacy as students and infeasible for many.” The Electronic Frontiers Foundation (EFF) has documented a global pushback from students against remote exam monitoring software through dozens of petitions. For instance, a petition by the students at Washington State University, which has over 1,700 signatures, raises concerns that ProctorU, another software, is not secure, pointing to a July 2020 data breach in which the information of 440,000 users was leaked.