DePaul Students Say Online Exam Tool Breaks Privacy Law

By Clark Mindock (March 5, 2021, 6:54 PM EST) -- A proposed class claims DePaul University is illegally collecting and using students' biometric data through its online exam system in violation of Illinois biometric privacy laws and must be stopped and ordered to pay up.

In a suit filed Wednesday in Illinois state court, a group of potentially thousands of students claims that the Chicago-based school has been leaving students in the dark about the extent of its data collection during online tests, which are administered through a webcam and a system that records the biometric data without the students' informed consent.

The suit claims that despite that absence of consent,...

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