Bloomberg Law
Aug. 29, 2022, 7:23 PM

Oak Point University Must Face Remote Testing Biometrics Suit

Samantha Hawkins
Samantha Hawkins
Legal Reporter

Oak Point University, formerly Resurrection University, must face allegations that it violated Illinois privacy laws by using remote testing software that collected students’ biometric data, after a federal judge ruled Monday that it was too early to tell if the school could be exempt from liability.

Brittney Harvey filed the proposed class action against the university, claiming that the school’s proctoring software, Respondus Monitor, collected students’ facial features and voice before allowing them to proceed with their remote tests.

Harvey claimed that Resurrection didn’t obtain written consent from students before collecting their biometrics, didn’t disclose that it shares biometric identifiers ...