Online Testing Co. Wants To Shed Recordings In BIPA Case

By Celeste Bott (April 9, 2021, 5:17 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge on Friday appeared skeptical of an online testing company's bid for an order relieving it of an obligation to preserve video recordings and other items as it faces biometric privacy lawsuits over its remote proctoring software, saying it must preserve those materials until some discovery is taken.

During a hearing Friday, U.S. District Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer said materials such as video recordings of exam sessions, thumbnail images and photos captured by Respondus Inc.'s online exam monitoring software must be preserved until named plaintiff Courtnie Patterson can get a grasp on what they entail and whether they're...

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