Bloomberg Law
July 29, 2020, 5:00 AM

Student Proctoring Software Gets First Test Under EU Privacy Law

Software that aims to prevent university students from cheating while they take home exams during the Covid-19 pandemic is getting its first legal test under Europe’s privacy law.

The Amsterdam University student council is trying to stop use of Proctorio Inc. monitoring software. The students lost the first round when the Amsterdam District Court denied a preliminary injunction last month. The council appealed and expects a ruling within weeks on whether the court will hear it.

“The use of the program was unnecessary,” said Sofie van Londen, the attorney who represented the complainants. “The decision-making process leading up to the ...

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