Bloomberg Law
March 15, 2022, 3:55 PM

Proctor360 Faces Class Action for Collecting Student Biometrics

Samantha Hawkins
Samantha Hawkins
Legal Reporter

Proctor360 faces a proposed class action brought by a university student who claims that the online proctoring software collected his biometric information without his permission, in violation of Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act.

Jordan Williams says that Proctor360 collected, stored, and used the eye movements and facial expressions thousands of Illinois university students who used the software to take online exams.

Students check into the test by uploading a baseline photo—like a driver’s license—and a current photo to the platform, which the software scans to ensure that the photos match.

Williams says that students have no way of avoiding the ...