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A new study confirms the illegal collection of personal data by proctoring software

Researchers from George Washington University presented a report on student surveillance software during their "remote learning." 

The apps could monitor the tabs open in the student's browser as well as the router traffic and student’s eye movement at any time.

The study looked into the security and privacy of students taking exams under the supervision of proctoring software.  They discovered that the app could be activated at times other than when students were sitting exams, and students' data could be collected on websites that had nothing to do with their universities.  Because of this, proctoring software received record low reviews on the Google Store and academics who carried out the research advised universities to test the software before offering it to students.

The research paper resulting from the study was presented on August 10 at an international symposium on data privacy and security.


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