Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

The core message from this EFF opinion piece is that "No student should be forced to make the choice to either hand over their biometric data and be surveilled continuously or to fail their class. A solution that requires students to surrender the security of their personal biometric information and give over video of their private spaces is no solution at all." I agree. As the article notes, this data is used for commercial purposes, it is leaked by hackers, and they unaccountably create 'suspicion' that a student is cheating.

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