From the Organizers :
This interdisciplinary discussion will examine how remote proctoring software promotes bias, undermines privacy, and creates barriers to accessibility.
Sessions (all times Eastern):
1:00 pm: Opening Remarks.
1:10 pm – 2:10 pm: Session one will provide an overview of the technology used for remote proctoring, which ranges from keyloggers, to facial recognition, and other forms of artificial intelligence. Panelists will highlight the rapid growth of remote proctoring technology during the COVID-19 pandemic and its potential role in the future.
2:20 pm – 3:20 pm: Lastly, our final session will explore remote proctoring’s impact on accessibility for students with disabilities. Panelists will detail the difficulties students have already experienced using such software, as well as the potential legal ramifications of such discrimination.
4:20 pm: Closing Remarks.
Saturday, March 6
1:00 pm (ET)
Online (Please join with your web browser at on the day of the event.)
We are using privacy-respecting web conferencing software BigBlueButton (provided by PrivacySafe) which only requires a web browser. Best viewed via Firefox or Chrome/Chromium. You may test your setup at https://meet.privacysafe.is/b/sea-bbs-yut-hc1
This event is organized not by EFF, but by S.T.O.P. and Yale Privacy Lab, grassroots groups participating in the Electronic Frontier Alliance. The EFA is a network of grassroots organizations across the country committed to promoting digital rights. Together, we're building a movement to promote freedom of expression, privacy, security, creativity, and access to knowledge.